Thursday, September 13, 2007

Day of the Coding Geeks

Today is Programmer's Day!
Programmer's day is a whimsical "holiday" on the 256th day of the year celebrated mostly by computer programmers (reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data). Traditions include drinking, behaving silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers, etc. Programmer's day usually falls on September 13th; on leap years, it is September 12th. [Reference]

What the heck?! Is there such a day as this? Haha!

It's so hilarious someone came up with this day - a day for obsessed freaks tinkering on their PCs all day. With my work as a software developer, most of my time have been devoted to carpal-tunneling trysts with Mr. Windows, having been baptized as a Computer Scientist (Err...) more than a couple of years back. Given that, I never really knew a day like this was ever conceived.

To all the coders out there, have a bug-free Programmer's Day!

8 comments:

roxie said...

Happy Programmer's Day Mr. Careless! =)

Drake said...

Thanks Roxie! =) Hehe.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Happy Programmer’s Day drake. Meron palang ganung event. =) Hehe

Why am I getting this odd feeling that something’s still off drake? How are you feeling now? =( your last posts still exude dark, sad feelings drake. I hope you’re now doing well.

Drake said...

Thanks Ruff! O nga, ewan ko ba kung bakit nagawa 'yang araw na 'yan. Hehe. So geeky. Even the reason of its inception is so geeky.

I'm fine now. I bet you're talking about the ROCK and Do I Shine For You posts. Well, yeah, I was sad and miserable then. But that's already through. I've redeemed myself a few days back. I'm now all good. =)

chase said...

happy programmers' day.. heheh
sorry for the late greeting.
what do programmers do on this day???

Drake said...

Thanks Chase. I actually don't do anything... Err... (boring!).

ardee sean said...

happy programmer's day :p Regards from Ardee

Drake said...

Thanks Ardee! :)