Peter came across this helpful little utility function:

public static DateTime EPOCH_UTC()
   DateTime epoch = new DateTime(1980, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0);
   return epoch;

Now, a few of you are wondering what epoch they’re talking about, since the venerable Unix Epoch started a decade earlier. Obviously, they’re talking about the Richie Faulkner epoch- the current guitarist of Judas Priest was born that day. We won’t discuss the wisdom of replacing founding members with someone who was in diapers when the band was at its peak.

In fact, it feels like someone should have warned them to stop. Danny found a suggestion of what that warning might look like.

That’s one way to discourage a mistake you can’t take back. I don’t know what Danny’s database looked like, but Calvin inherited one of those “business critical” applications made by an end user in Access. Judging from the tract column, Calvin wishes this database could just be dropped.

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