Stuck in 1970? You Need Bad Clock Detector

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Date: Tuesday, February 5th, 2002, 01:40
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Bill Bumgarner’s Bad Clock Detector is my AppleScript of the day:

It annoyed me that every time I lost power to my TiBook, the clock would reset to 1970, I would forget to reset it and a bunch of people would make fun of me for sending email from the distant past. Worse, some people sort their email by date and, as such, never noticed that I sent them email that their mail client thinks is from Jan 1, 1970.

This silly little bit of AppleScript can be installed as a login item under OS X and will automatically launch System Preferences and select the Date & Time preferences pane if the year of your system’s clock is preposterous (as in, prior to 2002).

Hello? Apple? I hope that you are reading this and will finally look into the TiBook clock amnesia bug. People sort their email by date and rarely read email from 1970. Does the clock always reset on your PB? Prove it (and include your config.) in the feedback below.

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