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ColorClock screensaver

Time and color, combined into a screensaver!

This Mac OSX screensaver displays the current time and its RGB-color equivalent. In 24 hours the red-value goes from 0 to 255, the green and blue values do so in 60 minutes/seconds.
So at midnight you’ll have black and at 23:59:59 you’ll have white. And in between you’ll find every other color in the RGB-spectrum.

This is not my original idea. I saw a flash version of this concept a few years ago and rebuild it with javascript. You can find the original here.
The Mac OSX screensaver wrapper is from this project. See the readme.md for licensing.

The screensaver is available with either Helvetica Neue or a monospace font (Menlo).


If you don’t have a Mac or just don’t want to use a screensaver, you can visit the web version here (monospace) and here (Helvetica).