in reply to Which day would you prefer to start the year on?

At 11/11. Not only is that my birthday, quite binary and easy to remember, but it is also the beginning of the Carnival season - which is all about our existence on the physical plane. First hardware, then software (fasting e.g. FORTH, then "Help save the world!" - easter or perlmodlib, you get the meaning); after that we might be able to transcend all of this as Perl 6 or like zentara did do.

perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'