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.