The Day of the Programmer

I just found out that the 256th day of the year is an international professional day for programmers. The 256 is significant because it is 28 and there 8 bits to a byte of computer memory. It seems quite fitting that a day set aside to recognize programmers is basically a lame programming joke. I wonder when Hallmark is going to start making a line of cards for this obviously important day. In the absence of a card, you can submit a bug ticket with a heartfelt message.

Actually, if everybody learns to code because "software is eating the world", won't this day lose all its already insignificant meaning? ... Oh well, moving on.

If you live in the U.S., today also happens to be National Grandparent's Day. So don't forget to hug or call your grandparents. If your grandparents also happen to be programmers, don't forget the bug tickets!