|crazythinker00 (crazythinker00) wrote,|
@ 2012-02-29 21:26:00
This is a special day
What is so cool about February 29? Just another day, right? Nope, its a day that only occurs once every 4 years, hence making 2012 a 'leap year'. Apparently, Julius Caesar was behind the making of Feb.29 as part of a leap year. Check out:
I'm too lazy to bother to summarize/analyze this article here. While I can see that this 'extra' day may have helped realign the years, over time, in terms of calendar days, I can't help but wonder if having such a day may cause headaches for those in the programming world (sorry, this is just me coming from a geeky CS background and working in the software industry). I have seen some of my co-workers at it for days and weeks, coming up with an elegant solution for setting time and handling tricky situations such as accounting for DST, and that's just in my own small company. That said, I would not be surprised if accounting for an 'extra day' in a leap year also caused complications for many people working in the software industry.
I guess this turned into somewhat of a rant in the end. Oh well, its still a cool day (to me, anyway).