March 2nd, 2010

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What's with the weather?

This morning, the grass beneath my feet crackled as I walked to the car - the frost hadn't yet melted off in the car's shadow.

Right now, I'm looking out the window at a bright blue sky, with a definite feeling of warmth in it. It looks more like summer than spring.
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Oh no ...

The firm said that the fault had been caused by machines that had "recognised the year 2010 as a leap year".

Just how many incompetent programmers are there out there?

(I mean, I know there are different calendars in effect around the world, and that we'll only know whether the former Soviet Union is on the Gregorian or the Modified Julian system when we see whether they observe 2800 as a leap year. But I don't think anyone anywhere has every considered this year to have a 29th of February.)