The Dance in the Deeps
A Clockwork Armada
Quote of the Week
"You're in America now," I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you'd prefer."
--Harry Dresden [Turn Coat, by Jim Butcher]
Joke of the Week
There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who know binary, and those who don't.
The Holeman Simplified Systems are a collection of refinements or replacements for systems in general use today that desperately needed fixing.
- Holeman Simplified Time (HST) - The standard time keeping system in use today is insanely bizarre, difficult to work with, and ill-suited to not only a modern environment, but also to any less technically less-advanced culture. HST is a simple concept: Go metric. A day doesn't need 24 hours which in turn have 60 minutes, which in turn have 60 seconds. Quick, how many minutes are there in a day? (1440). You should not have to so mental contortions to find that number. HST breaks each day into 100 equal parts (centidays - cd) of approximately 15 minutes each. Each of these is further divided into 1000 parts (microdays - md/μd ). It's that simple.
- Holeman Simplified Calendar: Earth (HSKE) The Gregorian calendar is overly complex; with months of varying lengths, unpredictable days of the week, and hard-to-calculate day-to-date & month-to-month conversions and calculations. HSKE aims to rectify these issues within the framework of the annoyingly firm and arbitrary day and year lengths we are stuck with on Earth.
- Holeman Simplified Calendar: Interplanetary (HSKIP) - Designed to allow people on various planetary bodies, space stations, and space ships to have a unified calendar which operates independently of planetary orbits while simultaneously giving a framework which allows calendars to fit inside SI("the metric system").
- Holeman Simplified English (HSE) - The English language is a fractured conglomeration that has been mashed together from a wide variety of disparate languages. This has led to massive internal conflicts and a dizzying array of rules and exceptions. HSE aims to clear out as many of these inconsistencies as possible, as well as to reduce the physical size of written texts.