This is your regular reminder that I do, in fact, have a donate button on the blog (top right corner.)
Posts like this go some distance as to explaining why.
And now, about October.
First off, not Octember. That's a Dr. Seuss book.
Second, as one of the number months (Octo = 8) it's kind of boring.
This is the ides of October. October has been 31 days for as long as there has been an October. As with all number months it was knocked 2 our of order when January and February were added to the start of the year (which is why the month with eight in the name comes tenth.)
That's about it.