As many of you have heard, Samoa is changing time zones and losing a day.
What will their online calendars do? As Flemming Christiansen pointed out in his blog post, users of Notes may have a patch.
I am enjoying the news coverage. Because, when John Lance and I were working on Lotus Notes and the Notes calendar, we’d compe up with all sorts of use cases….
Samantha is flying backward over the internatoinal date line on the same day as Daylight savings time kicks in. At what time do we have it take effect? (and don’t think it’s irrelevant… she OBVIOUSLY used her local replica and worked during the entire plane ride…)
Ted has a recurring private calendar entryfor his “secret tryst” meeting with Samantha. If he reschedules one of the series, how can he be sure it remains a private entry? Betty would give him hell is she found out….
Ted got married on Feb 29, 1992. He made an “Anniversary” entry in his Calendar way back then. Where do we put the anniversary the other 3 years? Feb 28 or March1? or maybe it doesn’t matter once the wife finds out about Samantha….
We had lots of fun embellishing our use cases. But NEVER, even with John’s creative and comic mind, did we EVER conceive of a use case in which an entire country changes the date!