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Happy New Year!

Our new year’s resolution is to show a sense of childlike wonder at and acceptance of everything we come across, especially this year’s [link to no longer works] leap second [link to no longer works].

Incidentally, this post is scheduled to go live at 2008-12-31 23:59:60. Let’s see what happens!

Update: Movable Type complained when I tried to save the post: “Invalid date ‘2008-12-31 23:59:60’; authored on dates should be real dates.” There goes my sense of wonder. Acceptance, however, remains.

5 comments on "Happy New Year!"

  • phik says:

    Is your Moveable Type configured to use PST?
    The leap second occurs simultaneously worldwide at 23:59:60 UTC, so MT would have been correct to reject 2008-12-31 23:59:60 PST as invalid — I believe you got your leap second at 2008-12-31 15:59:60 PST
    Happy 2009, Adam 🙂

  • LiveMirrorr says:

    Happy new year!
    Wish you all the best and joy and wonderful things to become true this year!
    It’s 2009!

  • Adam says:

    It’s actually configured to use EST/EDT, but an excellent point. I’ll have to remember to test better the next leap second.

  • Chris says:

    Die, Cyrillic spammers. Die! Die!

  • rob sama says:

    I only noticed this post at 10:44 EST Jan 1 2009. Guess it didn’t work.

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