27d ago
> For the United States, where week starts on Sunday (but it is anyway considered a part of weekend)

My fiancée likens the weekdays to books, and the weekends to bookends. Books, bracketed by bookends, have two ends, one at either side.

If I ask you to "circle the ends of this line segment", you will circle two spots.

Of course, the problem with time is that it has a beginning. But the above is her logic for it.

"Forebruary is a wall calendar that you do not need to replace every year" — Hmm. When I had a wall calendar, I used it to write down upcoming events or tasks. So I needed to buy one calendar for each year I planned to do anything: if it's August 2025 and I'm already planning as far out as March 2026, then I need wall calendars for both 2025 and 2026, in order to have places to write what I'm doing. That is, I'd need to buy one calendar for each distinct year in which I had plans.

This minimalist calendar has space for only a single month. So in the August–March scenario, I'd need to buy eight separate calendars for August 2025, September, October, November, December, January 2026, February, and March, in order to have places to write down what I'm doing in those months. That is, I'd need to buy one calendar for each distinct month in which I have plans at a time. (Presumably I could use dry-erase markers and reuse a month's calendar as soon as it was in the past.)

The above is the geeky/theoretical interpretation. In practice, I don't think people would buy multiple of these; I think this just doesn't function as a calendar at all.

It could be useful to display in a bank, where customers need to know today's date and nothing else... except that the calendar offers no way to mark today's date! Not even a little magnetic ring or anything. A simple flip calendar (as banks already use) is superior.

It could be useful to display in a place of business, like a 19th-century clerk's office, where no employee would want to mark events on the communal calendar but it would still be useful to see at a glance "Next Monday, that's the 17th..." Unfortunately, suppose today is the 29th. Then next Monday is the... uh... We have two problems: not only can we not see dates in the next month, but the calendar doesn't even give us a hint about the number of days in this month! There's already a small genre of office comedy about things happening on "April 31st" or "September 31st"[1]; this calendar would exacerbate that problem to the point of being counterproductive to display at all.

This calendar design isn't even a "solution in search of a problem" — it's merely several additional problems with no familial resemblance at all to a solution.

[1] - Or the inversion on "Parks & Rec" where the intern mistakenly believes that there is no "March 31st".

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the value here, but this doesn't handle any months that have less than 31 days (including February ironically, which seems to be the source of its name).

Additionally how does the user align the frame year by year? Look up the month on a normal calendar first?

Every month of this sliding calendar has 31 days.
The little timeline comparing it to the Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, Yury Gagarin being the first man in space, and the presentation of the IPhone was a fun touch lol
this is neat for minimalists

for some additional help ... marking days of the week (M T W T F S S) along the top.. at least in relief might be a functional addition.

optionally a month name slider could be added at the top - obviously it won't look as "cool"

finally a smaller slider tab might be added to the frame, in order to hide the numbers 29/30/31 as needed. that tab could either be blank or have digits 1/2/3 printed on it (for next month)

I see a single web page that refuses to fit on my screen and has zero links or interactivity.
In terms of wanting a wall calendar and not want to buy new ones every year, I like Matt Parkers idea of reusing vintage calendars, as there are only 14 different calendars.

Nice, as long as it's printed on whiteboard material you can scribble out the surplus days if there are any, write on the month, and annotate with birthdays, etc at the start of each month! Where do I buy?
If one were to make this physically, it could have a narrower width by having the days of month on paper, rolled up like scrolls on either side, with knobs on each to adjust. Motorize those, maybe.
People who buy physical calendars: why?
cool idea, I hate free floating numbers though