ANNOUNCE: xfce-panel-hexclock 0.1 released
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Sat Aug 13 21:04:31 CEST 2022
Swedish translation for this done today
On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 1:09 AM Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras at gmail.com>
> There's a bunch of binary clocks available in the wild and in
> xfce4-panel, but they are not truly binary (not even the "true" binary
> In a true binary clock $noon would be $day >> 1, which is called
> "binary time" .
> I wrote a simulation where you can see how a day goes by in this
> clock, and as you can see one second before midnight all bits are on:
> While I did implement this binary time in xfce4-panel's clock plugin,
> the patches were rejected with no reason given  three years after I
> sent them.
> However, binary numbers can be represented in hexadecimal easily, and
> a binary time represented in hexadecimal is called a hexadecimal time
>  (or hexclock).
> In hexadecimal time noon is 0x8000, so a day is 0x10000, and one
> second before the end of the day is 0xFFFF.
> Pretty straightforward.
> xfce-panel-hexclock is a very very simple xfce4-panel plugin that
> shows the current hexadecimal time (BE93 at the time of writing this).
> It's so simple it's 86 lines of code, and the resulting binary is 15K.
> This could easily be implemented in xfce4-panel's clock plugin itself,
> but I'm not waiting another three years for feedback.
> The code is in github:
> If you can't wait to check your current time in hexadecimal:
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_clock#Binary_time
>  https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-panel/-/issues/235
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal_time
> Felipe Contreras
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