Last year I cleared out an old warehouse that I owned (and have now sold) and I came across a box with a whole pile of nixies. Tossed them into the trash, if I had realized what they were worth... The inner pack-rat in me weeps.
I did not know that you can get time from GPS/Glonass before that.
I really enjoyed his journey of discovery though, I think if he put it into book form he could self publish on Amazon or some similar publisher and people would be able to support his effort without such a big buy in cost :-).
Old Z5680M / Z568M tubes of dubious quality are selling on EBay for $200+.
Also built a kit clock that wasn't much more expensive than just one of this guy's tubes (uses Russian surplus pc-mount tubes), but apparently no longer available.
I think I got it here, but the site just shows some lame SQL error now:
It's exactly a changelog, blog, newsfeed, any number of things that read in this "newest news first" order.
This is the user friendly order for the repeat visitor and if that's not you, it's not for you. Your one time experience is suboptimal so the recurring interested audience visit is optimal.
That your HN-typical nitpicking was on top of this artisan's thread annoyed me, so I ordered a clock.