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February 21, 2013

My new time machine


Still pondering yesterday's 4:01 p.m. post "No such thing as time," I woke up today with the intent of permanently grounding all my visible clocks around the house so that I have no idea of the exact time.

Having done that, I turned to my computer and the menu bar up in the top right with the date and time (above).

Yesterday afternoon, in my TechnoDolt®™© frenzy to somehow not see the time when I was posting, I squinched up my eyes and made things all blurry while I Scotch-taped a piece of paper over the upper right hand portion of the computer screen.

Then later, I made a more elegant construction out of transversely placed rubber bands.

Today I decided there had to be a better way.

Sure enough, when I clicked on the digital date and time up top, a drop-down menu appeared with a zillion options and permutations and choices.

I tried them all out and lo and behold, "View as Analog" (below)


makes the time pretty much invisible unless you really, really focus on it.

I like that and it's my new default.

Of course, by choosing this look I lose the day and date function since Apple has decided that it's not for me to choose to keep those things in the menu bar if I'm not willing to go digital with the time.

I can live with that top-down bossiness: I mean, my Chrome apostasy and Google Glass application frenzy notwithstanding, I'm still a fanboy.

Aren't I?

February 21, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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...and, you didn't just choose to un-check that very first box in the Date and Time dialog?
The one that allows you to NOT SHOW THE TIME AT ALL?

Posted by: Zip, the What-Is-It? | Feb 22, 2013 6:06:14 PM

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