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April 07, 2004

calendar(1)-induced fun

Trying to catch up on blogs (gosh, do people write a lot these days or what ;)

Doncho asked a couple of days ago whether it was possible to have reminders for sending out greetings for holidays that do not have a fixed date. On most Unix-like OS's, that's what calendar(1) is for :)

While playing with calendar(1)'s options, I came across the following:

[roam@straylight ~]> env LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1 calendar -f calendar.all
Apr 8 Buddha born, 563 BC
Apr 7 IBM announces System/360, 1964
Apr 7 Albert Hofmann synthesizes LSD in Switzerland, 1943

I knew neither of those three, yet all of them are significant in one way or another :)

Posted by roam at April 7, 2004 06:31 PM