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January 9, 2011
Rant: Calendars

Most calendars made in the US use five lines for dates. Most months run 30-31 days. That works fine when the month begins on a Sunday through Thursday. But when a month begins on a Friday or a Saturday, as this month does, American calendars do something that I can only describe as brain-dead: they […]

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