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ISO 8601

What is ISO 8601, you ask? Well, it's an international standard for representation of dates and times. For dates, it uses YYYY-MM-DD (yes always hyphens not slashes). Files named with this convention always sort nicely (try that with “August 28, 2008”). So, why not? What have you got to lose?

The standard itself is copyrighted by the ISO organization. Check out summaries of it at http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html and http://www.mcs.vuw.ac.nz/technical/software/SGML/doc/iso8601/ISO8601.html. Also commentary at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/iso8601.html. For more resources, you might review the ISO8601 discussion group at yahoo.com.

There are confusing date formats out there - especially the Ameridate, MM/DD/YY versus what the rest of the world uses, DD/MM/YY (yes, we do - and no, we aren't kidding), and, it causes a lot of confusion. So why not use something that is well defined, unambiguous, and sorts better – YYYY-MM-DD???

Arbitrary Pictures

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My 1957 Cadillac Sixty Special – back to being restored, since the engine started knocking on the way from Winnipeg to Phoenix...

My 1958 Cadillac Sedan de Ville in 1984 – sadly, it was rear-ended in 1989 and awaits restoration...

1958 Cadillac Sixty Special in showroom in Detroit - I have one of these too, in 10,000 pieces!  It looks nothing like this, ha ha.

Here is Dean with the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club (MCAAC) 1918 Ford Model 'TT' bus - yes, it runs and drives... but, not many know how!
Dean and Eric learned how to drive it, and used to trailer it from event to event on behalf of the MCAAC...

We took my mom to England and Scotland in 2006, where she ponders our Yuill ancestors leaving Scotland from here, Greenock, never to return...

..and later, we visited Dave Batson's place of employment circa 1987 - Bruton's Pub!

Dean flew with Ryan Fisher to Honey Bee in Frontier SK twice while he and Jason owned & operated Elecsys – what fun!...