…have you lost your mind?
Just in case it’s not clear from the screenshot, my destination was in the same city
I ran across this question on stack overflow while (still) trying to figure out date parsing. The summary:
Q: I’m trying to get an NSDate object that has 21:00 as the local time[…] The result is
0001-01-02 04:52:58 +0000
A: The problem is that railroad time wasn’t implemented until November 18, 1883. You’re neglecting to set a year so you’re getting a date before that. Prior to the implementation of railroad time, the US time zones weren’t exact hour differences from GMT. I’m not sure exactly what time zone Apple selects for you but whichever it was seems to have been adjusted by 7 minutes and 2 seconds upon the move to PST in 1883.
And it made me remember an article I read yesterday: Programming Sucks. If you’re not a programmer, you’ll get a glimpse of what it entails. If you are one, you’ll probably laugh. Go read it.
I’m all for using standards for data representation, but this one is messed up. That same date can be written as:
And that’s before touching time zones.
Through my years of peeling boiled eggs, I have learned one universal truth: Eggs will peel exactly how they want to peel and nothing you do will change that.
Now I’m surprised the first result was actually what I expected. But the advertising that’s coming to me… 😦
No Amazon, I don’t “Hope to read” all those dictionaries just because they came with my kindle.