Modes of Petrov Day

Pre­vi­ous posts, albeit with ti­tles that are per­haps not op­ti­mized to differ­en­ti­ate the con­tent at a glance:

Petrov Day on Easy Mode: Hang out. Share a meme.

Petrov Day on Nor­mal Mode: Have a quiet, dig­nified cer­e­mony.

Petrov Day on Hard­core Mode A: Dur­ing said cer­e­mony, un­veil a large red but­ton. If any­body presses the but­ton, the cer­e­mony is over. Go home. Do not speak.

Petrov Day on Hardest­core Mode: If any­one presses the but­ton, you may never cel­e­brate Petrov Day again.

Petrov Day on Mul­ti­player Hard[est]core Mode: As Hard[est]core Mode, ex­cept in­stead of an in­ert but­ton, you use a web­site con­nected to an­other house where peo­ple are also cel­e­brat­ing Petrov Day. If any­one in one house presses the but­ton, the other house re­ceives a launch alarm. They have 60 sec­onds to re­spond. At the end of 60 sec­onds, their party is over, and they must go home silently. The web­site has some chance of giv­ing you a false alarm.

Folk in Seat­tle are work­ing on a web­site that can han­dle Mul­ti­player Hard[est]core Mode for mul­ti­ple groups of par­ti­ci­pants. The last word I heard was that it was work­ing but not su­per easy for peo­ple to set up on their own.

Jim, Critch and I are chat­ting about how we’ll per­son­ally be im­ple­ment­ing some of this, and pos­si­bly up­dat­ing the cer­e­mony. (Petrov died last year, which seemed like it should be re­flected). I’ll up­date this post with more info as things set­tle in, but mean­while wanted peo­ple to have at least a week to de­cide if they want to do a Petrov Day, with or with­out The But­ton.