there are certain dates that stick with you. birthdays, anniversaries and other significant dates. the first geek date i have committed to memory is august 24th, 1995. the second geek date i have memorized is easy to remember because it's also my birthday. the third geek date i will remember is leap day 2012. it's the day that windows 8 consumer preview will be available for download. now to get some sleep before all the downloading, installing and excitement begins.