August 10th, 2014

(relatively) recent


Back in 1998 or 2000, I attended the Discworld Convention and was given a freebie "Science of Discworld" mousemat, which pleased me greatly until I took it home and discovered that it was no good at its designated purpose: my mouse pointer either stayed put or skittered all over the place.

After it had been kicking around for some time unused, it occurred to me that if I punched a hole in the centre of it, it would make a great clock.

A decade and a half later, I finally admitted to myself it was never going to happen if I left it to myself, and asked my parents for it as a Chanukah present. And over half a year later, I finally have the end result hanging on my wall, and am very pleased it with it; thanks Dad!

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