Today is programmer’s day, and since I am part of that select group (although I no longer exercise as continuously as before), I send a very special greeting to all my fellow programmers. Keep making this world better and more automated. Our modern lives would not be the same if there were no programming.
Here is some curious little information about this particular day (courtesy of Wikipedia):
The Programmer’s Day it is an official professional holiday in Russia. It is celebrated on the 256th day of each year (September 13 during normal years and September 12 during leap years).
This particular day was proposed by Valentin Balt, an employee of the web design company Parallel Technologies. In 2002, he tried to collect signatures to present a formal petition to the Russian Government to recognize the official programmers’ day. On July 24, 2009, the Minister of Communications of Russia drafted a law to create the new holiday, Programmer’s Day. On September 11, 2009, the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, signed the decree.
The number 256 (28) was chosen because it is the number of different combinations that can be represented with 8 bits, a number well known among programmers, and it is also the greatest power of 2 less than 365, the number of days in the year.
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