Celebrate iCal Day with your own iCal Day Hat!
What is iCal Day you ask?
When iCal is launched, its icon in the Dock automatically changes to display the current date. So July 17th celebrates the only day of the year where iCals icon doesn't have to update. It displays the correct date even when the application is closed. (As far as I can tell, the first one to recognize this marvelous day was Steven Frank, who refers to it as iCal Synchronicity Day.)
Why celebrate such a stupid thing?
The iCal Day Hat!
Just download the appropriate file and print it out on a standard 8x10 inch piece of paper. Available as a 200 dpi jpeg, or a pdf. Follow the cutting instructions, adjust the size by cutting a little more here and there, and there you go... your own iCal Day hat!
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If you are feeling extremely creative, try customizing your iCal Day Hat. For instance, by cutting a curved line along the edge of the paper instead of the classic party hat zigzag, you can create cowboy hat-like headwear... an iCalboy Hat so-to-speak.
For all those who are asking... The Origin of the iCal Day Hat.
By chance, earlier in the week, Snaggy had seen Robert Krampf's Science Experiment Video Going Through a Card, in which he starts out with a standard 3x5 index card, then cuts a hole in it that is large enough for him to fit his body through. Snaggy realized that by applying these same principles of typology, he could create a hat with a brim large enough to fit any geek's head. After a couple of bitterly disappointing tests, and much despair, he finally hit upon the solution, and we present that to you for your amusement today.
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