[NTLK] 2010 fix

From: Bob Carls Dudney <kosmicdollop_at_saber.net>
Date: Mon Sep 08 2008 - 11:14:10 EDT

I searched archive a bit and didn't see this fix, so apologies if
mentioned before:

Unless somebody figures out how to patch the ROM so system's base
date becomes 2004 or 1994 or so:

On or before 31Dec09, set current date and time to on or before 31
Dec 1909, then learn to ignore the 19 in front of the year, and that
day of week is one day ahead* (too bad 1900 wasn't a leap year).

Older Calls and Notes and similar will be out of order date-wise (a
century ahead), but that'll be a lot easier to live with than a
screwed-up system. HyperNewt makes it easy to list notes by title.**

-- Unless some other reliable solution appears, of course.

*easiest way to see is date picker in Find by date that allows
changing century with just one tap.

Interesting Newt doesn't seem to have a problem calculating dates
centuries ahead. Also, day of week becomes correct next century and
Newt knows the next three centuries don't begin with leap years but
2400 does: programmed equation apparently includes dividing first
year of a century by 400.

**(Also, previously-expired software demos will become usable for
free for rest of my life (and probably most everyone on this list) (I
won't mention editing install date in system soup to free demos --



PS: It's fascinating astronomers over 400 years ago were able to
calculate so precisely the few minutes' difference between calendar
and solar year that makes first-year-of-century rule necessary, that
Gregorian rules will be up-to-date for thousands of years (unless
orbit times change significantly).

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Received on Mon Sep 8 11:15:15 2008

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