This has long been a-gestatin’ but finally having been born, it seems cursed with a birth defect.
The Philippine Diary Project is something I’ve been wanting to get off the ground for some time. What’s driving me nuts, though, is the hit-and-miss part of setting historical dates. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it works -and for several entries in a row. Then all of a sudden, “computer says… no.” And insists the date has to be either 1970 or 1969, and then, you have to enter into a battle of wills, posting and re-posting the entry until finally, the date you want appears. Trying to figure things out just leads to a headache: see Using < 1970 dates, and Gripe against PHP dates prior to 1969 and Posting in the past (like 1775) and Timestamping Years, is it possible and Post dates before 1970 (adodb_date_library question). In the face of all this, all I can say is, there’s a reason people end up very superstitious about computer use.