# It's brown o'clockJune 20, 2014 8:32 PM   Subscribe

The Hex clock is a clock that tells both what time and color it is.
The Color Clock converts the time to hexadecimal.
Some other formats.
posted by growabrain (15 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

Brown o'clock! Time to unplug the toilet!
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:43 PM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Cool idea. A friend of mine who played pool obsessively in his 20s says that he came to reflexively associate the numbers of the balls with the corresponding color, and vice-versa.
posted by XMLicious at 9:03 PM on June 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

I don't understand why the first two links display the same time but different colors. Am I missing something here?

Really neat projects, nonetheless.
posted by Taft at 9:33 PM on June 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

I clicked on it and watched for about a minute before what looked like MetaFilter blue came up (around 12:33 AM). Serendipity!
posted by Jacqueline at 9:35 PM on June 20, 2014

Ha! I've been thinking of making a clock app, and I have one idea I'm thinking of, and just mulling around some other concepts, one was using the colorpicker wheel in paint programs as a clock.

I was confused at first, Taft, but looking at it briefly, I think the first one is merely giving the hex value of the total time (235123) whereas the colour clock is converting the decimal value into hex. No, I just tried that and it merely was a darker shade of the hex clock. I honestly have no idea with the color clock is doing.
posted by symbioid at 9:56 PM on June 20, 2014

Taft, symbiod:
In the first (hex) clock 23:59:59 is the color #235959. The second (color) clock is interpolating (not converting) the hex value, so that 23:59:59 is #ffffff.
posted by yeolcoatl at 10:08 PM on June 20, 2014 [5 favorites]

Cool! It's kind of hypnotic and soothing to watch.
posted by aka burlap at 10:13 PM on June 20, 2014

It's kind of hypnotic and soothing to watch.

I see what you did there.
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:17 PM on June 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

These are wrong, it's roughly 53a526b2.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 11:31 PM on June 20, 2014

I clicked it and now my crops are withered and my livestock have perished :(
posted by Lou Stuells at 11:38 PM on June 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

My insomnia meant that I was up at a quarter to vermillion this morning.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:11 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

Now to make one for synesthetes. 12:34(:56) always seemed kindof rainbow to me.
posted by rahnefan at 7:43 AM on June 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I like Jacobo's coding philosophy. (As stated in the page source)
posted by MtDewd at 12:51 PM on June 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to click on the link at 23:59:47 or so, so I got to see a dramatic color jump right away.
posted by Bugbread at 8:01 AM on June 22, 2014

I had a bit of a "get a life" moment when I realized it was upsetting to me that "Hex Clock" is not counting in hex.
posted by Nerd of the North at 2:08 AM on June 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

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