HHC 2014 Location is decided - better late than never?

Ramsey David dramsey at neko.com
Sat May 24 16:29:42 MDT 2014


For those who wish to fly into the Bay Area, it’s an easy and scenic drive up Interstate 80 to Reno. About 270 miles. Those enamored of the very best in greasy spoon cuisine should check out Colfax Max diner, exit 135 in Colfax, CA.

— David

On May 24, 2014, at 9:47 AM, Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz <wlodekmj at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Would I be spoiling this amusing discussion were I to suggest that "The first weekend after September 15th, unless that weekend includes a religious holiday." is a starting point for discussion, rather than a formula?
> 
> Aologies to Joseph, who does not consider this amusing.
> 
> Either way, many thanks for the clarification - we can now start planning and buying tickets. Some have probably already done it all. Though I would be happy to fly part of the way and share in driving the rest of the way should such an opportunity occur.
> 
> Wlodek
> 
> 
> 
> On Saturday, 24 May 2014, 15:12, Dan Johnson <rdj999 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Oh, of COURSE! You're supposed to use the *Mayan* calendar with The Formula.
> 
> Silly man.
> 
> -^-rdj-^-
> 
> > On May 24, 2014, at 9:21, "Joseph K. Horn" <joehorn at holyjoe.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Richard and Roger --
> > 
> > If the "formula" for HHC dates becomes a topic for the conference, PLEASE warn me ahead of time so that I can vacate the premises during that discussion.  It's one of my pet peeves.
> > 
> > In the past 15 years, all of the following HHC dates have violated the "formula" even when religious holidays are taken into account:
> > 
> > 1999 (Aug 21-22; that's before Sep 15)
> > 2000 (Sep 9-10; that's before Sep 15)
> > 2002 (Sep 21-22; Sep 21 was Sukkot; the conference should have been Sep 28-29)
> > 2004 (Sep 25-26; Sep 25 was Yom Kippur; the conference should have been Sep 18-19)
> > 2008 (Sep 27-28; the conference should have been Sep 20-21)
> > 2009 (Oct 3-4; the conference should have been Sep 26-27)
> > 2011 (Sep 24-25; the conference should have been Sep 17-18)
> > 2012 (Sep 22-23; the conference should have been Sep 15-16 unless the 15th is excluded from the "formula")
> > 
> > The formula (if we are to be perfectly honest) is currently this: "The first weekend after September 15th, unless that weekend includes a religious holiday, unless that religious holiday is one of the ones that we unpredictably ignore, and except for the other random exceptions that are unpredictably made roughly 50% of the time."
> > 
> > A "formula" which cannot be used to determine past events, nor used to predict future events, should not be called a "formula".
> > 
> > -Joe-
> > 
> > ...
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