Programmers, evidently, do not. Today is Programmers' Day, the 256th day of the year. The slogan for the date celebration is 1111 1111, binary for 255. Therefore, I believe yesterday should have been the date for celebration, not today. 256 is 100000000 in binary, two to the eighth power. Allow me to illustrate the problem.
# today (September 13, 2011) # bandarji > echo "obase=2;`/bin/date +%j`" | bc 100000000 # Yesterday # bandarji > echo "obase=2;`/bin/date +%j --date 'September 12, 2011'`" | bc 11111111
It could be this is a
bug feature. That makes more sense to me than the claim, "Programmers count starting with zero." Regardless, happy Programmers' Day.