by Karl Grabe
Index to this page
- How to Use
- Known Problems
- About the author
- This Millennium Spiral Count Down Clock was written for the
competition hosted by Sun
Ireland. It won a runner's up prize!
- Here is the Source code.
- It was kept simple, all the graphics are done with standard
Java AWT objects. The spiral, for example, is made up of standard
button objects. The user interface was developed using Constructor
for Java by MetroWerks (and JPob
generator). Developed on a Macintosh.
How to Use
- Method 1
- After launch wait until the year 1st Jan 2000. Have some
coffee handy, it's a long wait.
- Method 2
- Take a short-cut. You can change the time left to the
Millennium by clicking on any part of the spiral. The spiral
represents the number of seconds left (or gone past) 1st Jan 2000
at 00:00:00. The center of the spiral represents one second, the
next button out 2 seconds then 4, 8, 16 etc until the outer most
button represents a time in December 1965.
- You can return to the present by clicking on the 'Time Now'
button which appears only when the clock is not displaying the
- The time to left to the Millennium can also be changed by
selecting the desired number of seconds or days from either of the
2 pop-up menus.
- (updated 8 May 97)
- Runs best on Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ).
- It has NOT been tested on other platforms or operating systems
(Win95, Solaris etc).
- There's a problem with Netscape Navigator and the numbers of
days left to new years day 2000.
- There is a NullPointerException error with Solaris and
probably other Unix systems.
Links to other time related
See my home page where I keep some pictures
and QuickTime movies of Cork in days gone past. I've also written an Irish
Tax Calculator in Java.
My email address is --> see my homepage