Year 2 Market Weeks

22 December 2014

The seven-day week is used in conjunction with every major calendar, and alas, has replaced a good many other weeks (everywhere from 2 to 20 days long, depending on how you define things).

theAbysmal does account for this with the market week – such that today, Month 0 Day 0, as with every year, is also day 0 for all of the market weeks. These are weeks of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 days. None of the days are named like the days of the week are. Again, that’s up to the community of calendar users to decide.

As for the market week calendar, 7-, 13-, and 14-day weeks fall within the 364-days of theAbysmal perpetual calendar (excluding New Year’s Day, which falls on Dec 21st, and Leap Year Day which falls the day before when it occurs).

With respect to the other market weeks, they all coincide within a modified 360-day year (pictured above). This excludes the New Year Day, the Leap Year Day, and the four mid-quarter days (which fall on the equivalent of Feb 5, May 7, Aug 6, and Nov 5).

However, as the 13 months of 4 weeks is likely more familiar than living life by 9-day weeks, excluding five or six days spread throughout the year, this isn’t a priority for most people, however, I did want to provide a certain degree of flexibility with respect to organizing the days with the perpetual year.

If you’re really interested, here are breakdowns of the year according to the various weeks:

2~Day Market Week x 180
3~Day Market Week x 120
4~Day Market Week x  90
5~Day Market Week x  72
6~Day Market Week x  60
8~Day Market Week x  45
9~Day Market Week x  40
10~Day Market Week x 36
12~Day Market Week x 30
15~Day Market Week x 24
18~Day Market Week x 20
20~Day Market Week x 18

I don’t intend to publish a post for the beginning of every market week, in case anyone’s curious what I do with my free time.


theAbysmal Year – a Radial Representation

4 September 2014

From days to half-years, the multiple permutations of the perpetual year.

At least with the design of theAbysmal Calendar, there’s room for all sorts of even divisions of the year into weeks, months, and all other measures you can imagine.

Here are the ones I’ve come up with: the outer circle alternates black and white, the next circle in alternates two black days, two white days, then three black three white, four black four white, etc… up to 182 black and white.

circle-of-market-weeksClick on the image for an enlargement.

In terms of theAbysmal Calendar, the New Year is at the bottom. Each measure of time begins with black and alternates ending on either black or white in whole measures.

The Gregorian 365 days can be divided evenly by 5 and 73.