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Which day would you prefer to start the year on?

by Happy-the-monk (Abbot)
on Jan 01, 2015 at 12:02 UTC ( #1111889=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Which day would you prefer to start the year on?

Any day
[bar] 36/12%
Black Friday
[bar] 7/2%
Boxing day
[bar] 4/1%
Christmas day
[bar] 6/2%
D-Day
[bar] 8/3%
May day
[bar] 6/2%
Midsummer
[bar] 15/5%
Midwinter
[bar] 22/7%
New year's day (keep as is)
[bar] 91/30%
Pay day
[bar] 15/5%
Perl 6's release day
[bar] 32/10%
Perl's birthday
[bar] 12/4%
The day the music died
[bar] 25/8%
Whitsunday
[bar] 4/1%
Yesterday
[bar] 23/8%
306 total votes
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Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jan 01, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
    On Tuesday.

    Nothing good ever happens on a Monday, and Friday is too late. Wednesday and Thursday are consumed in planning for the System maintenance outage on Saturday and Sunday is devoted to recovering from the Saturday Night Follies. That leaves Tuesday.

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Jan 01, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Jan 01, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
    The fifteenth of March, the day that H. P. Lovecraft died. The Old Gods would be pleased.

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

      I was not aware that Lovecraft died on the 'ides' of March. Shakespear's probably poking fun.

Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by zwon (Abbot) on Jan 01, 2015 at 18:07 UTC
    I would prefer the year to start according to Chinese calendar. It depends both on sun and moon cycles, and as a programmer I think I would have much much more fun dealing with dates.
Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by ww (Archbishop) on Jan 01, 2015 at 19:58 UTC

    Presuming that the question means 'When would you like to have your New Year's holiday?'

    1. Any Monday or Friday -- makes a three day weekend!
              or ...
    2. As a floating holiday -- i.e., I get to chose when I take it.
Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by shmem (Chancellor) on Jan 01, 2015 at 20:07 UTC

    At 11/11. Not only is that my birthday, quite binary and easy to remember, but it is also the beginning of the Carnival season - which is all about our existence on the physical plane. First hardware, then software (fasting e.g. FORTH, then "Help save the world!" - easter or perlmodlib, you get the meaning); after that we might be able to transcend all of this as Perl 6 or like zentara did do.

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 01, 2015 at 20:22 UTC

    Midwinter would be a good day to start a new year for it would /just/ about may brighten the mood in regions that are not tropical.

    Else, make it either Friday or Monday to extend the consecutive free-to-me paid vacation to 3 days, as far as living in a state of USA where New Year's Day is a paid holiday is concerned. Failing that, make it either Thursday or Tuesday so that I could choose to extend the vacation to 4 days by taking leave of a day.

      Now, you put a lot of thought into answering this question!
Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by wjw (Priest) on Jan 02, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
    Just to add complexity to an already complex system: I would prefer that the year start on an individuals birthday. Just think of the mess that could make! On the other hand, it might offer up some interesting challenges for those who have had the gracious (though to me, un-explainable,) temerity to attack date and time through efforts like Date::Calc and relatives. I suppose that one would have to offer up the option to personalize such modules upon installation.

    Additionally, it might force us to rethink how we engage in dialogue regarding time, perhaps giving us an opportunity to switch to a less complicated and more global standardized calendar....(preferably without daylight savings time. Have never figured out how that saves either daylight or time..)

    If nothing else, it would render useless the question "when were you born", as the answer would always be the same: 0001-01-01T00:00:00Z(in one parlance anyway,)

    Nothing like starting out the new year with a suggestion to make the world a more complex place... :-)

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by hoppfrosch (Scribe) on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:17 UTC
    Why isn't "never" an option?

      It never is.

Re: Which day would you prefer to start the year on?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 06, 2015 at 10:42 UTC
    yesterday is today and tomorrow but dont know which day was yesterday;but cou

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