It's about time...

Postby Absolut Jeenyus » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:29 pm

I think this is a fuckin awsome idea. It sounds really cool.
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Postby j_cavera » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:49 pm

Going back in time and killing my grandfather? Cool! Glad
you like it!

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Postby SilverOrange » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:09 am

For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

No time like the present.

You may delay, but time will not.

Your greatest resource is your time.

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.

Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.

Times don't change. People do.

All great achievements require time.

Time is the stuff life is made of.

Time is making fools of us again.

Time conquers all

It’s about time.

Time’s a-wasting!
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Postby j_cavera » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:03 am

Ok, so I used the Byrds version, not Solomon's. Thanks for that though --
all great stuff!

And I tried to go back in time to kill my grandfather last night, but it didn't
work. Apparently I have to go back *again* and stop myself... Can I get
a t-shirt anyway?

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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:21 am

As long as you want to fight commerce, anyone can buy one.

I'm still not sure how your grandfather came into this...
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Postby Absolut Jeenyus » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:49 pm

^^ right... :roll:
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Postby j_cavera » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks to everyone for the replies with time entries. I'd now like
to shift focus a little and ask for times that are meaningful and
personal.

In my scaled-back clock, I had to do away with the touchscreen
that prompts for entries. So, I'd like some of what would go into
that. I'm looking for things that are humorous, meaningful or
just snarky, but on a _personal_ level. Things like:

- two years until I'm done with grad school
- fifteen months to my wedding
- five years since he passed away
- about time that I made up with my brother

Note that I can count down or up to an event. So you can give
me a date in that and the software can figure out the rest. These
would be okay:

- (8/17/2009) to my birthday
- (12/25/2009) until christmas
- (5/7/2007) since I graduated

and would be rendered as:

- one month to my birthday
- five months and eight days until christmas
- two years two months and ten days since I graduated

You get the idea. As always, thanks and keep 'em coming.

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Postby Token » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:44 am

More time behind than ahead
Time for prostate exam / mamogram
Fuck Cancer time
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Postby Oldguy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:27 pm

(12/21/2012) till the Mayan Calender ends/starts
Image current moon

"Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Alva Edison
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:25 pm

Please. Not the Mayan Calendar. Please.
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
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Postby j_cavera » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:48 am

*bump*

c'm'on gang -- need some more messages for the clock.

And gas money. Gas money would be good. PM me if you can
help with that...

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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:10 pm

Time Enough for Love
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Postby ChillyFire » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:25 am

Time After Time.

lol

8/6/09 (time) since i read this forum
Infinite Ripples Of Space And Time
Running Through My Mind...
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Postby j_cavera » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:51 am

> 8/6/09 (time) since i read this forum

Oooh, that gives me an idea: the date and time of the
last suggestion that I get will be included. The message
will be something like

x days y hours z minutes since the last suggestion from eplaya

Keep 'em coming.

- Jim

gas money? please?
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Postby j_cavera » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:14 pm

For all of those who've been askin' (both of you), I've posted some of
my progress on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/j_cavera/

Central pyramid is complete, internal structure nearly so, and the
electronics are a big pile of copper and silicon on my kitchen table.
Three week and counting. ACK!

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Postby beaublumberg » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:57 pm

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Time Out (followed X minutes later by Time In)
A Fine Time to Rhyme
Almost time
Tee Time
Time to save the daylight

Sorry if these have been mentioned, I have a tendency to hear really good ideas and trick myself into thinking that I came up with them.
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done and done!

Postby j_cavera » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:33 am

Done and the database is now closed. The last entry:

(2009/08/10) days since the last suggestion.

Thanks to all who helped (the batteries and gas money were especially appreciated) and I'll see you on the playa!

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Postby ChillyFire » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:08 pm

Yay! last entry into it's about time! =]]
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I'm back...

Postby j_cavera » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:23 pm

Just got back today! All things considered, it was a stunning success! I was placed right in front of the DMV, which was a good and bad thing. Good in that I got a lot of visibility and a lot of good feedback. Bad in that the clock was a target for mutant vehicles. It was run into twice, but with almost no damage. I designed it to be able to take that kind of thing. The only result was that the pyramid ended up being about 15 degrees off vertical by Friday. I considered fixing, but it would have required dismantling the entire structure, so I just left well enough alone.

The electronics fared pretty well. I brought two full boxes, one with a large display and one with the display from the laptop. Despite extra cooling, the larger display didn't survive the heat. Fortunately, the backup one did just fine. By Wednesday, I was up and running with deep-cycle batteries that I swapped every 12 hours (though each battery could last for nearly 24).

I got a good deal of excellent feedback on this project. One burner said (as I was swapping batteries) that she had become obsessed with it and checked it many times per day. A number of people said that they regularly used it to set schedules, as in "meet me at the clock sometime around six".

And of course, with all of the time-related art there was some confusion as to what was what. More than once, people thought I was the one behind the pocket watch or the sundial. I'd be interested in knowing if either of those artists were confused for me...

All things considered, it was a great success! Next, it gets cleaned up and the glass on the front of the display gets replaced (looks rather scratched). Then it's off to Arcosanti for Earthdance at the end of this month, a museum of two after that and then in our camp next year.

Oh, and if anyone wants a subjective time clock, let me know.

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... and THANKS!

Postby j_cavera » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:27 pm

I'd like to thank the academy...

And Elizabeth, Richard, Kelly, Suki, Kaz, Sondra and Gary for their assistance; financial, technical and otherwise.

And for future reference, placement right in front of the DMV really is kinda a bad idea.

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one more thing...

Postby j_cavera » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:36 pm

And if anyone has any good pictures of this (day or night), please let me know. Neither my camera nor my photographic skills were up to the task this year. Thanks.

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