1. Go to the SETTINGS area
2. Click on DEVICE OPTIONS
3. Triple-tap the SERIAL NUMBER option, towards the bottom of the screen.
4. The DEVELOPER OPTIONS will now be accessible.
5. Find the option labeled STAY AWAKE. Click on it to ENABLE.
The Kindle will now remain on while charging (a "clock" mode). Load the page in Silk - kindle browser and you're set.
For example, this quote is used for 8:19:
> I had arranged to meet the Occupational Health Officer at 10:30. I took the train from Watford Junction at 8.19 and arrived at London Euston seven minutes late, at 8.49.|The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim|Jonathan Coe
If the location aware option were enabled, it would give that to me at 1:19, not 8:19, because I'm in PDT (UTC-0700).
(Well, 1:19 if London is not also on daylight savings time. If they are, then I'd get it at 0:19. This is one of the reasons it is probably more work than it is worth. You'd not only have to have the location information for the quotes, you'd also have to deal with the rules for daylight savings time in multiple locations. This would be a pain in the ass).
If you just need a good clock, https://time.is/ is hard to beat.
I think it would be interesting to, say, look at the clock just before 5 PM, as I'm getting ready to knock off work and find something fun to do, to be told that it is five minutes to midnight at Hogwarts and Dumbledore is advising Hermione that three turns should do it.
Although your idea also has some merit.
Here you go: https://github.com/jimbauwens/literature-clock-console .
It's a very simple node.js application. If you don't like node.js the logic can be easily ported to any other language. I just didn't feel like parsing the data files with a shell script.
For those of you that hobby with this stuff, what would be the most stone cold simple cheap way to get a machine that would output this page into a monitor continuously?
Like if I had an extra display lying around and wanted to make a little wall installation, what’s the most direct path, something like a raspberry pi?
The difference between the "time" and "non-time" font styling is more subtle here - when I changed #main_text to have color: gray, it became a bit easier for me to see the time.
It only changed once for me.
Would be cool to fade between times so I can use an old iPhone as a clock.
How many minutes don't have a quote?
I might use this for my smartwatch.
Instead, I'm currently in the process of making a macOS screen saver to replicate this!
I'm blogging my updates at http://jamesliu.io/posts/macos-screensaver/
GitHub repo: https://github.com/disposedtrolley/literary-screensaver
I did the same with mine. When I found it again it was dead, but I left it laying on my desk with the USB cord attached (accidentally). When I dug it up again a couple days later it was up and running. It will shut down almost immediately when I unplug it.
It's displaying a rotation of various webcomics now.
> Dou you prefer to just show the last thing that was on screen, with an overlay indicating when the device's alseep? Just drop a blank file named last in the linkss folder. Restart your Kindle ([HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart; or simply use the Screen Savers > Restart framework now button in KUAL), and you're done
Obviously make sure you read everything (really, everything, including all the tiny text, even if it doesn't seem relevant) before you start.
Not very efficient, but a cool way of combining screensavers and clocks. Not sure how many "aesthetic" screensaver-quality images contain numbers though
Years ago I built a little clock that displays "It's a little after 2". Ardunio-class CPU with a 2x24 character display. Looks dated now.
I'd like to build an e-ink unit that will run for a year on a battery.
...to do things that the huge expensive modules with builtin controllers can't, like more intensity levels:
I suppose these days a clock doesn't necessarily resemble a grandfather clock and I get that most clock don't have arms any more but still...
It's not a kindle, but a Sony PRS-T1.
PS: If you just want a working meeting room booking system. We have these on the wall by every meeting room at work: https://www.evoko.se/products/evoko-room-manager/
The pre-built systems all cater to larger orgs that have no qualms at spending thousands on this nice to have feature.
If I can't hack it for fun in a day on spare hw it's not worth it to me.
Or maybe even for a laptop