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[-] CitizenKong@lemmy.world 114 points 2 months ago

Wow, a calendar that automatically shortens the description of the month when you're further away, fancy!

[-] x4740N@lemmy.world 22 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

That might actually be possible in the fire if flexible e-paper becomes a thing, just need to figure put where to put the electronics

Edit:

You could also just set up a regular e-paper / e-ink display in a frame as well and have it display a calender and just integrate the electronics into the frame

[-] dojan@lemmy.world 12 points 2 months ago

Couldn’t you possibly do it with prisms? Like those holographic cards and such that show different things from different angles.

[-] rowinxavier@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago

Yeah, the way they work is based on your eyes seeing two slightly different images because of the difference in their angle to the prisms. By having one image, the full name of the month, shown through the widely diverging angle made when you are closer and a second image, the short version, shown when the diverging angle is more acute you could have the two options visible. Everything in between would be a bit of a crapshoot though, with a muddy mix of both. Your brain likes to figure out images that can make sense, but text can be very weird and in situations like this it would probably be very muddy and more distracting than cool.

[-] kamenlady@lemmy.world 5 points 2 months ago

Or the reason for being cool for some. It really depends on your viewpoint, both of them.

[-] makyo@lemmy.world 6 points 2 months ago

That kind of thing will all be doable and everywhere when/if AR is as widespread as smart phones are.

[-] lowleveldata@programming.dev 23 points 2 months ago

I know right? It's totally 2010 last year

[-] Viking_Hippie@lemmy.world 22 points 2 months ago

And every year of the 90s is 10 years ago. Always.

[-] kamenlady@lemmy.world 13 points 2 months ago

I'm getting into an age, where my experienced decades are becoming an abstract blur and every year more conscious that i am now in the far far future i fantasized about, when i was young.

It changes perspectives and expectations of what's to come.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 4 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

And it turns out the future sucks.

[-] kamenlady@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

Yeah, pretty disappointed... On one hand the computer dream came true and surpassed my expectations, but on the other hand everything else went down the hill and hasn't even reached the bottom yet.

[-] TheBat@lemmy.world 7 points 2 months ago
[-] Viking_Hippie@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago

Timey-wimey, too!

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 21 points 2 months ago

I'm in this content, and I don't like it.

[-] SuperSaiyanSwag@lemmy.zip 8 points 2 months ago

Why had this become such a common joke/small talk these day? This felt like a phenomenon back in 2020/2021, but now I’m just so numb to time flying by fast.

[-] MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca 10 points 2 months ago

I stopped paying attention. Anytime I actually check the date, it's like a little surprise.

"Oh, it's 2023 now, that's interesting. And it's December. Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool."

[-] MuffinHeeler@aussie.zone 3 points 2 months ago

It's always been a joke for middle and old age. We are just aging into these jokes

[-] CustardFist@feddit.nl 8 points 2 months ago

Same. ,’(

[-] errer@lemmy.world 3 points 2 months ago
[-] Player2@sopuli.xyz 16 points 2 months ago

At first the person thought it was an earlier month, and upon looking at a calendar they realize that they also thought it was an earlier year.

this post was submitted on 12 Dec 2023
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