Lunchtime clock


James W. Clardy at Dell told me about this lunchtime clock. It speeds up 20% every day at 11:00 and slows down 20% every day at 11:48, giving you an extra twelve minutes of lunch to enjoy. Twelve minutes may not seem like a lot but, to put it into perspective, this is a full additional hour of lunchtime gained every week.  You can build it yourself, too, using the instructions available at and the Adafruit DS1307 Real Time Clock Kit.

Albert Einstein told us that there is no universal clock somewhere that keeps absolute time.  “Time and space are modes by which we think and not conditions in which we live, ” he said. So why not bend time a little, here and there, if we feel like it?   Time is our sandbox.

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