Celebrate π Day 2007 with piClock Mac OS X Dashboard widget

In celebration of π Day (3/14) 2007, Day Late & Dollar Short Software has released piClock shows the current time (and, optionally, the current date) as strings of digits within the decimal expansion of the ever-popular mathematical constant, π = 3.1415926535… . The widget displays the four digits before and after the string as well.

The Show Position of Digits in π option identifies the location of the date or time string in π by showing where it starts.

More info and download link (donationware) here.

25 Comments

  1. “.The Show Position of Digits in π option identifies the location of the date or time string in π by showing where it starts…..”

    uhhhhh ok !

    MW = “clear” …. which this ain’t … How does MDN do that ?

  2. “oh”: I would intpret this as follows:

    Since the decimal expansion of π goes on forever and never repeats, any string of digits ought to be able to found in it somewhere. So today’s date and time (3/14/07 4:27 pm) ought to be someplace in the decimal (i.e, the digits from #100000 to #100010 are 0314070427)

  3. The fact of the matter that PI is never even goes to show our mathematical thinking based upon base 10 is severely flawed.

    Think about it, the universe is composed of orbit and sphere’s.

    Our way of thinking is two demential and the universe is three demential.

    We have the secrets of the universe staring us right in the face, but we continue to think based upon how many fingers and toes we have.

    What primates we are.

  4. @oh my: Don’t blame MDN for the lack of clarity. The (somewhat poor) description of the “Show positions…” feature is mine. (In rushing to get this out while Pi Day was still on-going, cleaning up the web site description wasn’t my highest priority.) The screenshot should help explain things.

    My thanks to MDN for posting this.

    “Day Late” Don
    Day Late & Dollar Short Software

  5. dude, speaking of “dimential” did you mean, “dimensional”?
    MW = “slowly” as in, slowly, get off your podium, and find a copy of firefox 2.0 or greater with spell check… sheesh
    primate indeed!

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