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Image Copyright flickr.com/look4uThis Veteran’s Day, I would like to honor family members who have served this country.

I would like to honor my Father, Richard V. Moline III, who served this country in the US Navy before I was born.

I would like to honor my Sister in Law, Betina Garcia, who currently serves this country as an Army Corporal.

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Happy Binary Day

So in addition to being Veteran’s Day, today, November 11, 2011, happens to be the last “Binary Day” I am ever likely to live through.  There have been 36 so-called “Binary Days” in the last 11 years (9 each in 2000, 2001, 2010 and 2011), where all the days of the date (except the century) consist of only the digits 0 and 1.  As a computer programmer, I can’t help but be tickled by days that appear to be in binary.

Today however, the 6 digit binary calendar hits its max at 11/11/11 and so there will not be another binary day (at all) until January 1, 2100 (which could be represented as 01/01/100 for that extra binary digit goodness).  As this is over 88 years away, if I manage to live to it, I will be 117 years old, which isn’t very likely.