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Scott's update for Day One has some very interesting bonus features that can be used to build a more extended calendar routine. Alternatively, each bonus feature can stand alone.

I especially like Scott's method for determining the day of a person's 65th birthday (retirement day). Not only is this very simple to do, once you know the birth day, but it can be used with ANY Day-for-Date procedure, not just Scott's Day One.

Other bonus features allow you to determine easily which months in a year have a Friday 13th, and also which months have five of any given day. There is also a more direct method for determining the day of the week without needing to go through Scott's calendar procedure.

The update also includes a set of extra browser-based tools for learning and practising these effects.

Overall, Scott has developed a great Doomsday package that is real value for money.

Mike
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I'll be sending the update that Michael mentions to Lybrary.com later today, so you may be notified about the updated version from them as soon as Monday.
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...or perhaps even sooner. Chris just posted the updated version at Lybrary.com!
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On 2012-02-05 21:23, Scott Cram wrote:
...or perhaps even sooner. Chris just posted the updated version at Lybrary.com!


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On 2012-02-06 05:08, Nicolino wrote:
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Send some of that clapping to Dorian, who helped me improve the apps on non-Android/non-iOS devices by testing it on Windows Phone for me.

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Thanks, Dorian! Hopefully, the new web app works on on WP7?
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Dr. Solka, in his Encyclopedia of Weekday Calculation, has some further references on some of the bonus feats. I don't have the book myself, but he has passed the following references on to me.

Turning 65:
See his own original work related to the Turning 65 in chapter 1.3. "Konvertierungen und Zyklen", 1.3.1. "Verschiebungen", pp. 37/38.

Friday the 13th:
Chapter 11.4. "Freitag, der 13.", page 174. Julian Havil: „Verblüfft?! – Mathematische Beweise unglaublicher Ideen“ (Google Preview link), S. 145-149; 151 Springer Verlag, Berlin und Heidelberg, 2009

The book was published in English by the same author as "Nonplussed!: Mathematical Proof of Implausible Ideas" (Google Preview Link).
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If you haven't picked up Day One yet, it will be on sale on Feb. 29th (1 day only!) for $6.99 (30% off)!

Available here, along with more details: http://www.lybrary.com/day-one-p-137029.html
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I GENUINELY don't usually plug things on the Café as I think that on the whole there's too much of it going on BUT I do have to say that I love this, use it daily as a simple Ice-breaker with people (I use it as a lead in to numerology type discussions) and I got it down to 5(ish) seconds in under 2 weeks with just a little practise each day.

It comes with great add on supporting materials and additional routines which I was pleasantly surprised to receive as a free of charge update when he published them AFTER I'd bought the original from Scott.

It genuinely is a bargain at today's sale price.

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Took advantage of the sale!
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Many thanks!
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On 2012-02-29 03:16, mag1cman wrote:
I GENUINELY don't usually plug things on the Café as I think that on the whole there's too much of it going on BUT I do have to say that I love this, use it daily as a simple Ice-breaker with people (I use it as a lead in to numerology type discussions) and I got it down to 5(ish) seconds in under 2 weeks with just a little practise each day.

It comes with great add on supporting materials and additional routines which I was pleasantly surprised to receive as a free of charge update when he published them AFTER I'd bought the original from Scott.

It genuinely is a bargain at today's sale price.

Respect to all
Steve


Congrats, Steve! I'm glad to hear you're using it often. Thanks for the compliments, too!

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Took advantage of the sale!
:)
Many thanks!


Thanks, Eric!
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Due to the response from the sale, as well as the fact that Lybrary.com announced the sale a little late in their newsletter, the sale is being extended through this Sunday!
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I picked it up and I'm looking forward to reading it this weekend.

I'm still using a version from an old-ish Stanton Carlisle book, so I'd be interested to see what you've added to this old favourite!
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Best $9.99 I ever spent ...
the documentation and learning support is first class.
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Incidentally, has anyone tried a Date for earlier centuries ?
I have tried the 1700's and found the adjustments are not consistent throughout the century.

This is not a negative post.
I am wondering if I am doing something wrong here.

Please PM me with any thoughts ...

regards,
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I GENUINELY don't usually plug things on the Café as I think that on the whole there's too much of it going on BUT ...
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Now you see why there's a lot of plugging going on. It all adds up. Smile

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On 2012-04-19 15:46, wulfiesmith wrote:
Incidentally, has anyone tried a Date for earlier centuries ?
I have tried the 1700's and found the adjustments are not consistent throughout the century.

This is not a negative post.
I am wondering if I am doing something wrong here.

Please PM me with any thoughts ...

regards,
Wulfie


The dates are not consistent throughout the 1700s because Britain and its American colonies switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1752. The day after Wednesday, 2 September 1752 in Britain and the American colonies was, believe it or not, Thursday, 14 September 1752!

When performing Day One, I mostly stick to the 1900s and 2000s, since those dates have more meaning and thus can have more impact. If someone is really curious about a particular historical date, I warn them that I've only memorized the Gregorian calendar, so I won't know dates before 1753.

Also, remember that the 1700s (after 1753 anyway), can be adjusted for by subtracting 2 from its equivalent doomsday in the 2000s. For 1776, you'd work out the doomsday for 2076, then step back 2 days to get 1776's doomsday.

Trivia: George Washington was born on February 11, 1732, not February 22, 1732. It wasn't until the calendar change in 1752, with its 11-day adjustment, that his birthday had to be moved forward 11 days. Bummed that George Washington's birthday is rarely celebrated on George Washington's actual birthday? George Washington had the same problem!

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Best $9.99 I ever spent ...
the documentation and learning support is first class.


:)

Thanks!
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Fantastic stuff Scott!
now it all makes sense,

Wulfie
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I posted some additional touches to Day One on my blog today:
http://headinside.blogspot.com/2012/05/day-one-touches.html

Pay special attention to the "Christmas and Halloween" method of working out the doomsday. From your point of view, you're subtly working out the doomsday verbally in front of the audience. From the audience's point of view, they've had their first moment of amazement before the month is even named.
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Can Scott's version be 'performed' without refering to the calendar chart or filling in the days on it? I'm completely new to the Day For Any Date world and am looking to incorporate it into my Numerology readings.
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