Happy Sequential Date Day!

Happy sequential date day everyone! And for those of you who are in Europe / Canada , you’ll have to wait an extra month for that special day! ;)

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16 Responses to Happy Sequential Date Day!

  1. I only realized this when the kids brought home a ton of paperwork from school. I have to date every signature on dozen of pages for each of four students.

    In other news, school started today! Hooray!

  2. I only realized this when the kids brought home a ton of paperwork from school. I have to date every signature on dozen of pages for each of four students.

    In other news, school started today! Hooray!

  3. Only in the US. The rest of the western world has dd/mm/yy, so it's now 10/08/10 (a palindrome) and yesterday was 09/08/10.

    C'mon Geeks Are Sexy, stop being so local (US) and start being Global!

  4. Only in the US. The rest of the western world has dd/mm/yy, so it’s now 10/08/10 (a palindrome) and yesterday was 09/08/10.

    C’mon Geeks Are Sexy, stop being so local (US) and start being Global!

  5. Agreed!

    I guess everywhere else in America will be the same (dd/mm/yy)…

    A little research would do fine, right?

    p.s.: and before someone out there says the contrary, in Brazil we speak Portuguese, not Spanish, for god's sake! ehhehe…

  6. Agreed!
    I guess everywhere else in America will be the same (dd/mm/yy)…

    A little research would do fine, right?

    p.s.: and before someone out there says the contrary, in Brazil we speak Portuguese, not Spanish, for god’s sake! ehhehe…

  7. Actually, not even in America should it be sequential date day.

    The whole reason dates were arranged in the mm/dd order is because the FULL US date order was yyyy/mm/dd (fully inverted from the original order), invented for the easier filing of bank data, or so I remember from a random article I once read.

    IE – each vault was ascribed a year, each box in the vault was ascribed a month and each set of papers in each box had a date. This led to the easiest way to find the set of papers with the date being given in reverse.

    And then it became the norm everywhere in culture, except people didn't say the year so much – and when they did, they (incorrectly) shoved it on the end.

    So even in proper US date syntax, it's still only 2010/08/09.

  8. Actually, not even in America should it be sequential date day.

    The whole reason dates were arranged in the mm/dd order is because the FULL US date order was yyyy/mm/dd (fully inverted from the original order), invented for the easier filing of bank data, or so I remember from a random article I once read.

    IE – each vault was ascribed a year, each box in the vault was ascribed a month and each set of papers in each box had a date. This led to the easiest way to find the set of papers with the date being given in reverse.

    And then it became the norm everywhere in culture, except people didn’t say the year so much – and when they did, they (incorrectly) shoved it on the end.

    So even in proper US date syntax, it’s still only 2010/08/09.

  9. I´m in Argentina, and that sequential day -on September- happens to be my birthday. I´m also turning 30, so I guess it´s a pretty round date for me ;)

  10. I´m in Argentina, and that sequential day -on September- happens to be my birthday. I´m also turning 30, so I guess it´s a pretty round date for me ;)