September 30, 2012

Spiral Dates - What Are They?

- Somewhere near Spiral Date 415146 -

Hello, wizards and pirates! I hope you are all having a good weekend and that you can wind down, relax, and blow up a few ships while you're at it. Here's what I've been up to:
This vs. my TI - 83 Plus
Round one.

  • Science Homework
  • Dog Walks
  • Writing! Jordan Sunflame has been helping me write several 500-word quickwrites to whatever we can come up with, and I am putting down 1500 fresh words a day! It's really helping me sharpen my knowledge of different topics and writing styles - thanks, Jordan!!
  • More Science Homework
  • Tennis
  • Piano
  • "Shank"-ing my way through Skull Island
  • Math - no, I don't have homework this time around, but I've been working on this post for a while now.
In fact, it only makes sense - if the last post was about writing, then why can't this one be on math? Read on, and bring a calculator!
If you've read the update notes for P101 beta, then you've noticed the use of "Spiral Dates" on the heading lines. What do these sets of numbers mean? Well, here is the information that Swordroll, Jordan and I pulled together;

Sept
A. 26th - 413802
B. 18th - 411583 (Over 8 days, increases by 2216. Based on this, numbers every year are 101105)
Aug
C. 31st: 404338
D. 22nd: 400301 (Over 9 days, increases by 4037. Based on this, numbers every year are 163,722 which would make today 415146)

(AB diff of 2216)
(AC diff of 8464)
(AD diff 13,501)
(BC diff of 7,245)
(BD diff 11,282)
(CD diff 4,037)

The "normal" dates are the days on which I could find an update date AND a Spiral Date. Now, what could these little numbers mean? Here's what got bounced around:
  • 4 - number of years since Wizard101. Could be true, but I saw numbers in August that had 4.
Okay, so that's what stuck in my mind. However, the increase of numbering by day seems to be a bit, hmm, variable. 
Still, notice how the numbers increase by days further into the year - it could be a definite sign that there is a pattern. There also runs the risk that the numbers increase to make sense and that they are totally random. Even though this possibility is likely enough, I'm still trying to find the reason behind these numbers.

If you have any ideas, or have cracked the code, don't hesitate to leave me a comment or e-mail, and if you like what you see, don't be afraid to click the magic "Join This Site" button!

Keep Traveling!
Des



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