This is a progress bar, not a countdown clock. Personally, I find it super helpful in keeping perspective on the value of my time.
I do not mean to detract from OP's work (which is cool), I just thought others reading the comment might enjoy this other article too.
Unfortunately it hasn't helped me do better with my time. I'd love to here more people's changes for not wasting the little time they have (like me spending hours a day on HN, FB, Netflix, etc...)
If you enjoy it, or relax, or get inspired, it isn't wasting your time.
Can't be productive 100% of the time, and punishing yourself when you aren't makes you feel worse.
A colleague once told me about a bug in it's audi where it would write the current volume of the radio to an EEPROM after every volume change. So, after a few years, the car stopped remembering the last volume setting when turning the radio off and on, because the EEPROM died.
Although, it'd also be some embarrassing morbid irony if you run into an accident somewhere.
Hook it up to a blood pressure/heart rate/glucose monitor to automate a lot of that...ha, talk about a product that nobody would buy!
... with your time remaining written in big green digits?
> Chris Crawford owns 29,216 small plastic beads. Each bead is one of eight colors, and there are 3,652 beads in each color group. One bead represents a single day in Crawford's life. Each color group, therefore, represents one decade. The yellow beads are his childhood. The black beads are his teens. The greens are his inexperienced twenties, the oranges his restless thirties, the navy blues his settling forties and so on, all the way up to bead 29,216, which will represent his eightieth birthday.
(Also, hi Kilian. Long time no see.)
The Lindy Effect is explicitely for non biological systems: i.e. the car, the chair not your mother.
#define FINAL_EPOCH_TIME_SECONDS 2895868800 // this is the expected epoch time of your life expectancy
Which is October 7, 2061, a rainy Friday.
One could in fact set it to update EEPROM only once a day, but write time half day ahead of current time. This will prevent wearing out memory for hundred of years while still maintaining decent accuracy.
Just pull of the retirement sticker.
Pebble is defunct, but I'm sure you could do something similar with one of the current smartwatch offerings.
I find this effect kind of terrifying. I'm in my early 30s and would estimate my perception of time is at least 3x as fast as it was before age 16 or so, maybe 4x. It's definitely getting worse. Even assuming some leveling off, I'm guessing a year at age 70 will feel about as short as a kid's month.
when you see something that often (daily) you could think it is real (for the good or the bad).