Date With Density
December 9, 2004 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Fluffy Kittens' Lunar Wheel Calendar gives a different turn to scheduling for 2005. Download high-resolution images -- free under Creative Commons license -- and construct your own, or opt for a ready-made color poster. Disclaimer: No actual fluffy kittens involved in this post.
posted by LinusMines (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting. I like.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:24 AM on December 9, 2004


Cries into hands... my server, it's going to melt now isn't it?

This calendar is the result that came out of this Ask thread combined with the drubbing that Lunar Gardening got in this thread.

I've just been alerted to this thread from an email via flickr where the larger images are stored (that's for when my server melts).

It was supposed a fairly low key affair
posted by ModestyBCatt at 8:25 AM on December 9, 2004


I like it. I'd buy a couple, but it looks like it'd be too much hassle to get them over here in the UK.

Great idea.
posted by veedubya at 8:28 AM on December 9, 2004


I just bought one. Once I get it, I might send some to my clients as a Christmas thank you.

Could you put it up on Archive.org for hosting since it's released under Creative Commons?
posted by ao4047 at 8:58 AM on December 9, 2004


Damnit, I was hoping for a kittens advent calendar or something. I feel cheated. (Still cool though)
posted by fvw at 9:17 AM on December 9, 2004


I've had a look at Archive.org but they don't seem, at first glance (and second glance) to have anything for still images.

The high resolution image that's uploaded to cafepress is a 8.4Meg png file, can you torrent a PNG?

I can't host it myself as the server would die, but ideally it should be somewhere so people can take it to their own local print shop.

Cafepress was really a last resort.
posted by ModestyBCatt at 9:18 AM on December 9, 2004


I like too. Like fvw said, kittens could only make it better--but I like.
posted by Shane at 9:22 AM on December 9, 2004


It does seem like that big empty circle in the middle is just ripe for the addition of some kittens.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:02 AM on December 9, 2004


bought! this is wonderful.
posted by moonbird at 10:23 AM on December 9, 2004


This would be good to laminate then write on with a water soluble pen if you can't bring yourself to use pencils/normal pens. Then it needs some clever way to easily mark the current day with minimal damage to the poster. Maybe little vinyl stickers that can be removed and reapplied.
posted by Sangre Azul at 10:39 AM on December 9, 2004


Everything's better with kittens...
posted by Shane at 10:49 AM on December 9, 2004


Sangre - I think they actually make colorforms for adults that are usable for just such tasks. Alternately, if you put it over a thin metal backing, you can use magnets.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:42 PM on December 9, 2004


This looks like it was created in Illustrator, wouldn't it be much smaller (therefore easier on the server) if it was left as a PDF?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 5:05 PM on December 9, 2004


ps. you left ruler guides behind.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 5:08 PM on December 9, 2004


Another interesting calendar on the web.
posted by caddis at 7:13 PM on December 9, 2004


Any chance of a version for the southern hemisphere?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:50 PM on December 9, 2004


Milton: it wasn't done in Illustrator, it's generated in ColdFusion using Sin and Cos and all sorts of fun stuff. That then writes out a huge rastor image.

While creating it the server was dealing with a 6900x6900 pixel bitmap. I may put the code up sometime, it's easy to tweek it to do any year or rotation and the colours are in a seperate 365pixel wide file.

caddis: pretty neat, now all we need is a calendar on a couple of hexa-hexa-flexagons
posted by ModestyBCatt at 1:13 AM on December 10, 2004


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