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I'm looking for a Flash Analog Clock that shows the server time (instead of the time on the client's computer).  Where might I find one of those?  Ideally, it' will be free / open source.

Also -- if PHP scripting is necessary for whatever flash clock is suggested, .. I have already have it installed and running on my server.

Thanks in advance,
- Yvan
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Flash is a *client side* technology. It doesn't run on your server - it runs in the clients browser, which is why the Flash clock normally shows 'local' time rather than the server time.

HOWEVER, if you know what time zone your server sits in, it would be relatively easy to add those calculations into the clock code, so that it could show the server time, regardless of what client it was running on (using UTC time within Flash and subtract / add hours to that time)
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Yes .. I understand.  Javascript calculators work the same way.  So do you know of any flash-based clocks that are easily updateable the way you described?  The site that I want to add the clock to is already set to UTC.

 - yg
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http://www.tutorial5.com/content/view/130/46/

The original clock described here did not have the UTC behaviour, but further down the page (search for 'UTC' someone has offered a modification to the code to let that happen.
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I really don't know flash, and was hoping to just find a pre-compiled SWF that's customizable via javascript.

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All of the free resources I know about are tutorials rather than customisable components, as mostly they are there to help people learn Flash.

But there are a lot of customisable components at very affordable prices (start from a couple of dollars, and nothing more than $20) at www.flashden.net - not free, but a *lot* cheaper and quicker than learning how to do it yourself.

Also if there's something that *nearly* does what you want, very often the author will do freelance work to make it perfectly what you need (check the forums if you want to do that).
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