The change in the value printed by
date +%Y is seen as a
turningpoint and a time for a retrospective analysis and that kind of
things. My year starts in September with the school year or in
November on my birthday which is pretty much the most absolute
reference to my personal mileage and wearing. However I do change my
physical calendar to a revised copy and that’s something I do only
once a year. It must mean something. However the price of calendars
is going up due to inflation and empty calendars from previous years
are in fact a deflating currency: their empty pages keep their value
even though some numbers might be wrong. Most old calendars will be
reusable in 6 to 11 years and leap year calendars are reusable in 28
years. I made a script
to help you in reusing your calendars.
I decided to list software that used during 2008 and which feel like positive experiences retrospectively. If you have contributed in any of these, give yourself a pat on the back.