EarthClock displays a realtime view
of the earth, and overlays a clock. It's fully skinnable. Focus
it on your city and watch the night slowly move in. Focus it
on other cities to see what's up. It's like a gift to your desktop.
It's also free. More info in about.
Added more quick views.Mr.
Mouse did some webmining and came back with some interesting views that
you can use. They're all pretty nice, but Sol really
stands out... [25 february 2004]
*** EarthClock Mega News Update for february 21,
Whoa, it was a busy week. A lot of work got done, and EarthClock
got a lot better.
1.3 is out! Many
improvements and fixes. Shortcuts added to get views and skins
off web. Online
version check. More views added to installer (LA, NY and
Skin installer for easy skin installation. Significantly
improved error handling and reduced crashing. A lot of
UI improvements and additions. Go directly to the download
Your EarthClock will never look the same again. A guy named Thorsten Ørts
sent me some very nice and creative skins, which you can
now download. I have added a few myself as well. Check out the
Ability to add webcams. I've improved
the flexibility of the HTTP fetching code to be able to
view a webcam through EarthClock.
I also added a short tutorial to the views
Now you can watch your friends as they're imprisoned in your very own clock.
Or check out the snow-conditions of your favorite resort.
New Mailing list. EarthClock now has a mailing list.
If you're interested in receiving e-mail news about EarthClock,
here. [16 february 2004]
EarthClock is now a SourgeForge project. A
lot of people are downloading EarthClock (1189 downloads so far!).
Unfortunately, xentax.com has
limited bandwidth (15 gig monthly), and the risk of xentax
getting swamped is getting too high. To alleviate the download
burden, I've registered this project on
SourceForge, so I don't
have to worry about that anymore. Executable downloads will now
be handled by the SourceForge download servers.
I've requested a SourceForge mailing list for those
who are interested in getting e-mail news about EarthClock.
I'll release info on that when the registration process is finished.
For programmers: I've also put the source on
CVS server, so you can access the latest development snapshot.
Read more about CVS access here.
[16 february 2004]
New version 1.2 is out. Improvements:
EarthClock will now load at startup, some bugfixes, documentation updated.
New features: Graphics options to tweak for performance. Download
here. For an explanation about the new options, go to
the updated documentation.
[12 february 2004]
New views section. Ever wanted
to focus EarthClock on your own city? Well... now you can! Detailed
in the new views section.
New version 1.1 is
out. John Walker
made some requests and suggestions, which I've incorporated
in EarthClock (specifics are in readme.txt). Among other
now easier to create your own view. Download the result here.