Cool toy: binary-clock

by debianjoe

binclock

Pictured running lower right.

I take it on assumption that if you read my blog, you’re probably familiar with Kmandla’s current one, but assuming that this one slipped under your personal radar, I thought I’d share it as just a fun little ncurses program to spice up your desktop.

Source is at https://github.com/JohnAnthony/binary-clock and it requires only libs you’ve probably already got if you build curses programs at all.  Easy to make, easy to run.  It keeps time, in binary.  What’s not to love?

Beyond that, the author added a suggestion that if you find the program useful, then please donate to www.meningitisuk.org or your local meningitis charity.  Perhaps we should all consider not only donating, but adding short lines about worthwhile charities to FOSS program documents to help raise funds for things that really do matter.

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