One of the funniest things about being a COBOL dev is getting calls about 2-digit year confusion on the 22nd day of each month.

Today, it's folks figuring out that "mistakes were made" last week. 😜

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"I was supposed to get a reminder notification last week but never did?"

Me: [immediately checks open reminders for "072221" instead of "072122"]

Just another reason we should all travel back in time to the 1980s. :P

@vkc This is why I try really hard to use YYYY-MM-DD or (if I must) YYYYMMDD regardless of local time expression.

@nomad Yup! It's much less ambiguous.

Of course, I can't go back in time and tell the original devs of this 40 year old codebase to rearrange their data mapping. I can think of much better things to do with my time machine!

@vkc Sadly, I know of people who are still making that mistake today.

@vkc 9 more years and a half to go like this, I guess?

@vkc I had to take two COBOL classes. I think they were as good as Sudoku puzzles. I saw some jobs yesterday, but they were probably asking for someone much more experienced than me.

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