One plan called for 13 months of 28 days with a single day that isn't in a month which would be called Sol.
All the stupid numbers were because those silly Romans like Augustus and Julio wanted more days in their months. But if they had not done that we wouldn't have that sweet rhyme of "Thirty days has September, April, June and November."
The irregularities of the standard calendar are not without their charm. It's mostly the fact that the various celestial cycles aren't neat integer multiples of one another that's irritating.
And I do like the rhyme.
Thirty days hath September
April, June, and November.
All the rest have thirty-one --
But February, which hath twenty-eight,
and Quintember, which hath none.
the various celestial cycles aren't neat integer multiples of one another that's irritating.
Aha! Proof against Intelligent Design!
Perhaps the good doctor could just take over as Caesar then would could celebrate the month of Tecton.
So, I find myself struck that you're complaining about leap years, and I'm about to make a post about South Pacific.
Yeah. I love this world, you know?
You could eliminate the moon altogether.
But then where would he sign his work when he's sped up the earth?
Nonono, we need that to run the ocean.
Also it's got a little bunny on it.
Hell, I cant even get people to coordinate across timezones. This is way too technical for my needs.
Abandon it entirely.
Just start counting Julian Days. 2009.06.18 was Julian Day 55000 (MJD). Start counting 10-days from then. Ten 10-days will be your "year". Jan. 4 will be 55200. April 14 will be 55300. Problem solved.
(You might instead want to use the Excel date of Jan. 1, 1900 as day 1, if you want to make life easier for the masses.)
Nonono. That's a dastardly scheme for a Mad Accountant, not a Mad Scientist.
2009-12-09 05:47 pm (UTC)
Re: No rockets? Never!
Okay. But don't forget to calculate the change in the length of day and month for changes in the rotational period of the earth and the angular momentum in the Earth-Moon system.
Hmmm. I need a Mad Accountant name. And icon.
Edited at 2009-12-10 04:54 pm (UTC)
I forget to account for leap years, but then I remember they are usually election years. And one of my friends was born on February 29th. So there's tha...
OMG, if your plan works my friend will never be born. You are evil, Senor, evil personified.
No, no. It's not retroactive. Your friend will just stop having birthdays, and hence will not age.
Hon? You need a vacation. Seriously.
You had me at "gigantic freaking rockets."
I would like to point out that the real brains behind the Gregorian Calendar was a man named Christopher Clavius...
...which is a pretty damned fine mad scientist name, if you ask me, certainly by 16th C standards. If he could have imagined gigantic freaking rockets, perhaps we would already live in a calendrical utopia. He was, after all, a Jesuit, who have never been known for their lack of ambition.
I'm game, but only if we can have Pluto back.
If the field test works, we can have Pluto as our new Luna Beta.