#177
I Love Time

Lets talk about #time. I really like time, I find it a fascinating subject. And ever since I learned about NTP, I've been in love with the idea that the world has infrastructure for managing time.

In highschool, I setup a Stratum 2 time provider for the NTP Pool and dreamed of one day being able to afford a hardware module to add to my server to be able to add myself to the Stratum 1 providers.

While reading and enjoying all the Leap Second
news (like John Oliver's video and website) I came across two things.

First, I was reminded of the insanity of the Time Zone Database. It's a database that groups the world into areas of space where there has been different time keeping measures since 1970. Just look at this map. This is only 45 years of timekeeping history. It's insanity.

tzdb

The other thing was that SparkFun (everyone's favorite electronics provider) posted an article about Leap Second Day. They apparently have a bunch of GPS modules that are super small and easy to integrate o Arduino and build a clock off of. This amazes me. You used to need to drop a few hundred bucks to build something this accurate.

Anyways, infrastructure is awesome. And I love clocks.

clock

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This was originally meant for the [iFixit.com blog][1]. iFixit never published it (because I never finished it), so I decided to clean it up a year later and publish it here. It should be noted that I am no longer employed by iFixit, and my views do not represent those of iFixit, nor my current employer, Google.

Another day, more feelings of unproductive-ness. Started the day with a nice walk from north of NYU. Got lost wandering among the store fronts.

This is pretty awesome. I hope AT&T goes this route at some point.

Pretty exciting. For me, at the very least, Napster was the beginning of the current internet. Napster shaped my views of the world. It's how I discovered my favorite band, how I got interested in programming and how I learned of my addiction to information gathering.