Category Archives: Curious

The 25 Hour Clock

The 24-hour clock is the convention of time keeping in which the hours passed since midnight run from 0 to 23. It is popularly referred to as military time in the United States, Canada, and a handful of other countries where the 12-hour clock is still dominant.

I found this example of a railway timetable showing both 00:00 and 24:00 on Wikipedia.  This timetable has a pleasant retro style and the curious concept of what you might call a “25-hour clock”.  That is, the schedule uses the hours 1 through 24, plus zero.

RailtimeSource: Wikipedia


smalin’s Graphical Score

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Smalin’s YouTube channel offers music with a graphical score, such as the sample seen on the right.

Making of the graphical score: Made the arrangements to use licensed audio, found a MIDI file, imported into notation for program Sibelius, compared to a printed copy, fixed errors, compared to score, modified score to match orchestra, exported to MIDI, ran custom frame-rendering software, made “reduction” of score, colored it to taste, decided not to use the notation, put rendered frames, audio, and titles in Adobe Premiere, exported movie to QuickTime, converted with On2 Flix, generated Flash to prevent YouTube’s conversion changes, uploaded.