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Thanks Paul for bringing that question to my attention. I have been giving it a lot of thought, comparing my 26z and 27z day months to the Gregorian 28d, 29d, 30d and 31d day months and how the financial system currently copes with periodic payments given these differing month-lengths. Basically my calendar is fine with weekly (stintly??) and monthly periodic payments, but there is a problem that I haven't been able to solve when it comes to fortnightly payments.09 Apr 2018, 23:38 #12
I like part of what you've done, certainly. You're one of the few willing to go for a 6-day week (which I won't give up), and the principle of 26/27 days per month seems sound enough. I just wouldn't distribute that difference where you've done so. Originally I did it almost as you've done it, but then I found (with some help) what I consider a better distribution for the extra days.
Your leap year rule eventually has the calendar "off" by a whole week, which is more than the Gregorian ever is, and leads, among other things, to financial questions: how long is a month? If one month is much longer or shorter than another, how would that work?
First of all, it appears you are using the terms week and stint interchangeably to mean a hexa·day. Why bother to adopt a new term if you are just going to co-opt an existing term anyway? I would advocate leaving the term week alone. Let it mean only what it has always meant, a septa·day, and don't use it to refer to any other length period.hotdog8 wrote:Basically my calendar is fine with weekly (stintly??) and monthly periodic payments, but there is a problem that I haven't been able to solve when it comes to fortnightly payments.
Uh, no. At least, in my world, I wouldn't want to use sprint as a unit of time. Rather, a sprint is the sum of all the activities a software development team commits to accomplish, during a certain bound period of time. The typical timeframe it occurs in is a fortnight in the mainstream world. I think it's appealing that, in a dozenal world, a sprint would likely take a stint (a dozen days). I also find it appealing that a stint would likely be a typical paycheck period, just like a fortnight is in the mainstream.hotdog8 wrote: x
I like all of it - Good Stuff! What about calling a dozen days a stint and 6 days a sprint?
That's true ... If one is relying on the sun alone. But of course we can observe the stars at night and calculate what constellation would be at zenith when the sun is at nadir, depending on the time of year, and watch for that. Or we can just observe the sun's zenith at noon and simply say "midnight was 0.6z day ago (or 0.6z day from now) when all of us were (will be) asleep." How easy it is to observe a particular astronomical event does not necessarily dictate what its significance is. It would be weird to me to be up and about my work for several dwells on a beautiful day, but then have to say, upon returning from lunch, that that day had "ended" and a "new" day had begun.sunny wrote: I personally find it a bit weird to consider the midnight as any marker/pointer here, because in the opposite direction of the sun (180 degrees or 12 hrs on either side), there is no sub-solar like point to observe and predict the actual deep, darkest point/time of the day, we can only sense sunrise, sunset and noon point.