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It's exactly 20 years ago today that I learned to juggle. (Thanks, Dave!) Right, pass the walking stick (for me to balance on my chin, obviously....)!
I've got 2 years until that milestone, blimey where has the time gone?
Quite a lot of it went into 5 balls, and a lot more into 5 clubs..... etc
It must be almost exactly 20 years for me too, although I don't know the exact date.
"me too" - although I might have missed my 20th anniversary as I think I learned 3 balls before 1992.
I really wish I'd made a note of the date.
I know I bought my first juggling balls from Freaks Unlimited when they were in their shop on Perry Road - and issue 1 of the Catch says they were there in 92 but I don't know how long they'd been there for. Hmm.
Can you remember what was playing in the Hit Parade at the time? Anything in the news that might have made wikipedia?
For those that can remember the date if you click on Me > Edit Profile I've just added an optional field where you can record when you started juggling. Ooh... I've just remembered an idea I had.
Any way you can set it not to require an exact date? I'm guessing there's a lot of people like me who might only remember the year or month, rather than the day.
I remember the half decade, not even the exact year... different degrees of -ish, maybe?
I've just had a similar request for the established date for clubs today.
I've set started juggling up as a separate field so that I can capture machine readable data which I could perhaps use for an anniversary notification or plot the most likely days to start juggling.
Degrees of ish looks the way to go, not quite sure how to do it at present, getting a computer to understand 'ish' is pretty tricky.
In the meantime just look at that nice inviting blurb field!
I know what you mean about "ish" - I spent ages trying to work out a nice way to build an "approximate clock" which would tell me it's "nearly 4pm" or "just gone quarter past 6" in such a way that you couldn't infer the accurate time.
The closest I got involved using randomness to fudge the crossoverpoint between "almost" "about" and "just gone" but never got a solution which gave results I was happy with - so I lost interest and went off to do something else.
Was it you who also did a clock that told the time according to the KLF?
There's an archive copy of the MkII KLF clock here: http://tinyurl.com/ckqog8k
I'm tempted to put in a new timezone...
Not sure where moo moo time fits in though.
What does the computer have to understand exactly ? Are you going to be doing any comparisons or calculations on the dates ?
If it is really just informational/display, let it just be text so people can type as specific or as abstract a date as they like, that should make it easy to convert existing date data to strings.
I can't remember the specific day after 8 years, I would enter "late April 2004"
To put in the features mentioned above I'd need the exact date. Although, there will probably be interesting info gleaned from partial dates for how many people started juggling in a given year or month.
When you select a date using the drop-down calender in that field, it gives it in the wrong format.
What browser are you using & what format is it outputting? It is just an HTML5 date control, which for browsers that support it should only return yyyy-mm-dd. For all other browsers they will just get a text field.
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