A New Year’s Message


Welcome to the year if the geek!  Yes, that is right, this year is the Chinese year of the geek*, mostly due to the number of dates we will witness which are perfect binary dates (using the short date format), such as 01/01/10 (010110).

In fact, here is a complete list of “Geek Days” for this year (dd/mm/yy):

01/01/10 – 010110
10/01/10 – 100110
11/01/10 – 110110
01/10/10 – 011010
10/10/10 – 101010
11/10/10 – 111010
01/11/10 – 011110
10/11/10 – 101110
11/11/10 – 111110

For those amongst you who are from North America, here’s the same list in a format you’ll be familiar with (mm/dd/yy):

01/01/10 – 010110
01/10/10 – 011010
01/11/10 – 011110
10/01/10 – 100110
10/10/10 – 101010
10/11/10 – 101110
11/01/10 – 110110
11/10/10 – 111010
11/11/10 – 111110

The Geek shall Inherit the world – in 2010. 
Enjoy the first of a number of binary days – Happy New Year and all the best on 01/01/10!

0x010110

* No, it isn’t – I just made it up


About Rob Sanders

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