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101 Sep 13, 2010 at 09:07

Hi! The 256th day of the year is celebrated as the programmers’ day, so I’d like to congratulate my colleagues and wish you all the best, success and good luck!

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101 Sep 13, 2010 at 09:40

Heh…I wasn’t aware of that…

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101 Sep 13, 2010 at 10:45

This day is the official professional holiday in Russia since 2009 and was widely unofficially celebrated among Russian-speaking programmers earlier, and I home programmers from other countries will join the celebration :)

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101 Sep 13, 2010 at 17:02

http://www.programmerday.info/

Well happy holiday to everyone…

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101 Sep 16, 2010 at 22:27

How is this magnificent day celebrated? Does everyone get a, BIT of cake? Or even a whole byte?

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101 Sep 16, 2010 at 23:10

I just got myself a beer :P

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103 Sep 17, 2010 at 07:56

its actually the 255th day since the first day is the 0th day. :)

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102 Sep 17, 2010 at 08:42

Rouncer, there wound’t be 365 days in the year with that logic.

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103 Sep 17, 2010 at 08:56

the first index in an array is 0.

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101 Sep 17, 2010 at 09:25

@rouncer

the first index in an array is 0.

Obviously you never had contact to FORTRAN :)

Anyway, a byte has 256 possible states, not 255. So 1st day is 01-01, 0x00, therefore 09-13 is 0xFF and indeed the 256th day (well, not always, sometimes it’s 09-12…)

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101 Oct 14, 2010 at 20:55

Perhaps next year celebrate with … Pi?

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101 Oct 14, 2010 at 23:21

@rouncer

its actually the 255th day since the first day is the 0th day. :D

If you say that the 1st day is the 0th day, then why do you call it the 1st day?
And, reasoning further, this implies that the 2nd day is actually the 1st day, but you already defined that as the 0th day, so the 2nd day is the 0th day as well. And the 3rd, and…
@Luz Reyes

Perhaps next year celebrate with … Pi?

No that’s on Pi-day (March 14th)

Also, what do we learn from all these celebrations? That geeks are taking over the world.

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101 Oct 16, 2010 at 17:06

@.oisyn

That geeks are taking over the world.

That’s good news…

Geek Power

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96 Oct 17, 2010 at 00:11

@necroside

That’s good news…
Or is it bad news?? Geek Power

Greek power! ;)

Thank you for pi, advanced math, and a funny alphabet to look at! :)
γειά σου (“YahSU” - hello) to everyone else!

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101 Oct 17, 2010 at 12:30

All that advanced math clearly didn’t save their economy…

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101 Oct 17, 2010 at 14:29

So, I guess programmer’s day must be on a different day on leap years?

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101 Oct 18, 2010 at 01:26

if(!leapyear){
programmersday=date(9,13);
}
else
{
programmersday=date(9,12);
}

heheheh

Just celebrate both days and that will do.

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101 Oct 18, 2010 at 09:18

There are 2 syntax errors in that piece of code :D

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96 Oct 18, 2010 at 10:48

@.oisyn

All that advanced math clearly didn’t save their economy…

I honestly don’t know anything about the European economy currently.
I know enough about my own countries economy, and the dollar value of it though.

@.oisyn

There are 2 syntax errors in that piece of code ;)

But the most important error: It doesn’t say .oisyn is the deity of DevMaster.net! :p

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101 Oct 18, 2010 at 11:49

@Hyper

I honestly don’t know anything about the European economy currently.
I know enough about my own countries economy, and the dollar value of it though.

Well, the Greek messed it up. BIG time. They’re pretty much bankrupt.

It doesn’t say .oisyn is the deity of DevMaster.net! :D

Yes, that accounts for one of the syntax errors :)
(seriously though, 09 is interpreted as octal… and 9 isn’t a valid octal digit)

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101 Oct 18, 2010 at 19:33

@.oisyn

(seriously though, 09 is interpreted as octal… and 9 isn’t a valid octal digit)

OMG you’re right. Jejeje I didn’t notice it at first sight.

Now I will punish myself playing a game.

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101 Oct 18, 2010 at 19:36

Fixed, it should works now :P

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96 Oct 19, 2010 at 01:18

@.oisyn

Well, the Greek messed it up. BIG time. They’re pretty much bankrupt.

Poor Greek! I hope they’re okay! :unsure:
@.oisyn

Yes, that accounts for one of the syntax errors ;)

Hahaha. :p

@necroside

Fixed, it should works now :P

Instead of posting twice (3 minutes apart), it is better to edit the first post!

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101 Sep 13, 2011 at 07:03

A year passed, and it’s the Programmers’ day again!

I congratulate you and wish you all the best and every success!

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117 Sep 13, 2011 at 14:05

Celebration! :D

Okay, I wish everyone to finish lots of programs next year, luck, and fun during next zillions hours in front of your beloved IDE.

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105 Sep 13, 2011 at 19:20

Why exactly the 256th day ?
maybe beause its the last power of two before the year ends ?

there should be the 1st ,2nd ,4th ,8th ,16th,32th,64th,128th
programmers days as well

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167 Sep 13, 2011 at 19:38

Let’s not get greedy, now… :)

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103 Sep 14, 2011 at 17:03

No, no, no, everybody got it wrong, it’s the programmer’s month not day.

Here:

foreach($daysInSeptember as$progammersDay)
{
\$progammersDay->Awesome();
}


Soo, happy coding everyone!;)

Shame I’m stuffed with work now, but at least I can play this: