[time-nuts] purpose of time of day display units
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sun Jan 22 19:26:49 EST 2017
jimlux at earthlink.net said:
> 3) It's a crude visual check - your eye/brain is pretty good at catching a
> change in the pattern of blinky lights. IN this situation, you'd expect
> all the displays to change simultaneously.
Is there a term similar to "eye candy" for geeks?
Many years ago, I designed network gear. That was back when a controller was
a board full of small and medium sized chips rather than a single big chip.
I always put a few LEDs on the board wired up where the microcode could get
at them. Most of the time they were just eye candy. But occasionally I
would borrow one and hack the microcode so a LED would be interesting on a
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