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Blog: 2017

Leap Years and Friday 13s

December 24, 2017

With 2018 close to around the corner, there's a lot of the usual talk about the new year and its properties (it's nice how it starts on a Monday, for instance), and it reminded me of a little fact I once heard: every year, there'll be at least one Friday 13.

It kind of surprised me back then because that seems like a lot — I'm not superstitious, but those who are would never get a break. It also got me wondering how you could be sure of that fact, and how you would even begin to prove it. Turns out, though, that it's a simple proof by exhaustion — there's only so many "types" of year. In fact, a year has only two determining factors:

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Hello World!

September 1, 2017

So apparently I made myself a blog? It definitely looks like I did.

Make no mistake: I know no one's going to read this. If you do stumble across this blog, don't feel sorry for me! I'm well aware I have no audience and likely never will, and that's fine. (It's a lot less pressure for one thing.)

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