# The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

## Sunday, January 08, 2023

### Today's date happens more frequently on Sunday than any other day of the week

Five years ago, I posted that January 8th is less like to occur on Monday. At the time, I just accepted it, but when I recently came across that post a few days ago, I figured I should actually see if that's true. I ran the numbers from 1583 (the first full year under the Gregorian calendar) to now:

 Sunday 65 Friday 64 Tuesday 64 Wednesday 63 Thursday 62 Saturday 62 Monday 61

What are the odds I'd find this result on a Sunday? [High, given your results. —Editor] [Har har. —Sean] I was expecting the results to be nearly equal. I also find it funny that the actual average, 63, happens on Wednesday, the most average day of the week (you see, Wednesday being in the middle of the week and the average is … oh bother!). I wonder what causes this?

## Obligatory Miscellaneous

You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go ahead, I won't bite. I promise.

The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent links to that entry only. The format for the links are simple: Start with the base link for this site: https://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are interested in, say 2000/08/01, so that would make the final URL:

https://boston.conman.org/2000/08/01

You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.

You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that important.

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