There are a lot of different definitions of new year around, most of them close to a solstice or an equinox. The French Revolutionary Calendar started at the autumnal equinox. New year in our calendar (the Gregorian) is reasonably close to the winter solstice. The Iranian and also the Zoroastrian new year are examples of ones defined by the vernal equinox (which by the way is today).
But which is better?
As I’ve stated earlier, I want the year and the day to align. If the year starts at the vernal equinox, then the day has to start in the morning, 06:00. And if the day ends at midnight, then so must the year (that is, it must end at midwinter). In my view, these are two the most natural choices, but I can’t decide which I prefer. The latter is a more orderly definition, but on the other hand, I’d love to start the day at zero hour!
What do you think?
I recently gained quite a few skillpoints in Google SketchUp by watching almost all of their excellent video tutorials. I didn’t expect much when I first started, but found the program to be both easy and quite powerful. Learning this was almost as much fun as learning to juggle, and a lot more useful. I heartily recommend everyone to try it out. The free version has all you need, and it’s free. Download here.
I wanted to make a model to show off with, and the first thing that came to mind was a desk. I dream of a perfect desk. And this is how I picture it (I made everything but the columns, which were imported from the 3D Warehouse):