13 September 2006

Programmer's day today

Programmer's day is a "holiday" on the 256th day of the year celebrated mostly by computer programmers (reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data).
Traditions include drinking, behaving silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers, etc. That, of course, includes the condition that the developer who chooses to celebrate, needs to have done decent coding on all the other days and had tried the best not to behave silly on the other days. For those programmers who are used to the 'celebrations' in their every day lives, this 'holiday' becomes unjustified!
Programmer's day usually falls on September 13th; on leap years, it is September 12th.In India it is not celebrated.

If you happen to be a software programmer, then my hearty wishes to you on this special day.
Here are some funny situations of a poor thing called a programmer. Enjoy!!

Courtesy : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmer%27s_day
and all the other web-sites with the cartoons above on display


Veena Shivanna said...

Nice & something very new to me. Have been in this field almost since 8 years & got to know only today that there is something like this. I know that Sept 15th is called Engg days on account of Sir. M.V's birth anniversary.
Cartoons are really good ones. Visit Janardhan swamy's site at
http://jswamy.com. He has a very good sense of humour & he himself is a chief engg for Sun Microsystems by profession.

Vijay said...

Nice ones... having started out my career as a programmer I should have known about the 256th day.. but I didnt..

I guess we fall into the "unjustified" category...