Happy freedom-from-date-localization day

by Uche Ogbuji

Today is 03/03/03 no matter what locale you're in, and neglecting Y3K effects.

Today you may banish the horrid abbreviations "l10n" and "i18n" from your idiolect. You may actually go back on speaking terms with "those idiots in foreign countries who write dates like weirdos". You may even

mv all-that-nasty-date-entry-UI-code /dev/null

Or maybe not that last part. After all, freedom ends tomorrow until briefly flowering again on 04/04/04.

peace on earth and goodwill to all locales