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Russell Smith
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Equal parts minister and computer consultant
Equal parts minister and computer consultant

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One of the interesting things that happens when you start looking for watch faces to work off of is that you start getting lots of adverts for actual watches. This one showed up in the ads and the more often I saw it, the more I wanted to make something based on it.
To be honest, the more I worked on it, the more I became convinced that this is the sort of design that Jack Kirby would have done. That rounded brace looks like it came from the brow of LockJaw :) Still, I like it.
I decided I really didn't need 4 times, but I wanted weather and astronomical information so I changed those out.
My first impulse was to try to make it look like all the parts were mechanical. When I got to the weather parts, I just couldn't find a way to do it, so the temperatures are simply there. If someone has some interesting ideas on how to do that, I'd like to see them.
So, here it is, the V5 Sport Military watch. It shows analog time, the date, sunrise, sunset, moon phase, weather for today and tomorrow, watch and phone power and charging status, and has tap functions to call up the alarm when you tap on the watch hands, the agenda when you tap on the date, and the weather app when you tap on today's weather.

Is there a way to do arithmetic on a color value (hex code)? I haven't found one yet.
Basically, the idea is to use {ucolor} as the base color of the watch interface, but to have some elements that are darker than that base color. Some would be 3/4 and others might be 1/2.
Ideally, you could just do {ucolor}/4*3 but that doesn't work.
Currently, I"m just using opacity to fake darker by using 67% opacity against a dark background.
Any ideas?

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As Bud said, "most, but not all."
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Be warned, this has the potential to become a series. Of bad jokes. With similar punchlines. Hey, we could call it #spideyFriday !

With apologies to Andrew Garfield. I liked his movie, I really did, but Kirsten Dunst wasn't in it. Yes, Emma Stone, I know, but KIRSTEN DUNST!
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for the browncoat fans among us
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I would very much like to see more of this sort of thing.  I learned very early that my religious freedom is strengthened and protected by strengthening and protecting other folks' religious freedom.
For my friend +James Fierce .. this is how most Egyptians act with each other. This is how we live together and how we will forever be. The unlawful fascist "MB" will never make us apart..
Viva Egypt..
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True open-mindedness is not the property of any ideology or philosophy.  It doesn't dwell in any form of theism or atheism.  It isn't even the quality of a scientific mind.
Open-mindedness is two things:
The willingness to conceive that other folks have different views of reality and that doesn't make them ignorant, stupid, deceived, or evil and the humility to recognize that you don't know it all and might actually learn from someone who holds a different point of view.
From this stems a third, very important property:  The willingness to converse with others without dismissing or even mischaracterizing their points of view.
I'm amazed at how much I've learned from idiots and heretics. :)
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"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus.  Consensus is the business of politics.  Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world.  In science, consensus is irrelevant.  What is relevant is reproducible results.  The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.
There is no such thing as consensus science.  If it's consensus, it isn't science.  If it's science, it isn't consensus.  Period."
-- Michael Crichton
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The statistician in me would like to point out that one data point in a person's demographic does not constitute any sort of causality.  The scientist in me would like to point out that any hypothesis needs to be reality-tested.  We cannot make decisions on assumptions of what just looks true.  The pastor in me is simply praying and listening.
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