Happy 12:34:56 7/8/9

Numbers... by lrargerich.While some people celebrated this numberific occasion back on July 8, I’ve been saving it for today because I prefer to write the dates in day-month-year order, which makes sense, rather than in the crazy, out-of-order month-day-year1 fashion.

I was going to post a link to my blog posting about the song “789” – but I can’t find it. So I’m reposting the video today.  It’s a pretty awesome song and you should totally have it stuck in your head.

You’re welcome.

Image credit: Posted by Luis Argerich on Flickr. CC FTW!

  1. I realize that this stems from the way you would speak a date – “August 8th, 2009″, but I still think it’s out of order. Day < month < year. In truth, I actually prefer year-month-day, because that way if you sort them numerically, they will come out in chronological order. Which is helpful, for example, for naming different version of a file (e.g., 2009-08-06 Hockey Hotties Phone Numbers.doc and 2009-08-07 Hockey Hotties Phone Numbers.doc []

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  • WOOT! I'm glad I wasn't the only one that remembered this. I saw the date today and smiled my mathy like smile. WOOT!


  • It's important to realise that this is the day that must be celebrated because mm/dd/yy is the American way of doing things and we all know the American way of doing everything is the absolute worst way there is. 🙂 Everyone knows that just because you can say something one way, you don't necessarily write it down exactly how you say it.

    Still, I find it funny that somehow you and Stats Boy continually manage to ignore the “200” in front of the “9”. Really you need to go back in time 2000 years to make all these consecutive date numbers work.

    I guess 12:34:56 7/8/2009 just isn't as cool. 😛


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