Background: Most of you don't know that Krissy doesn't actually write the Question of the Day at midnight. She writes it whenever she wants, and then she just future-dates the post. We have a little auto-publisher job that then turns it live at the right time.
So today, she found what appears to be a bug with relative time stamps and future dated stuff. She wrote a QotD and it said it was going to post in 40 minutes. We told her not to worry and she went away. She returned a few minutes ago and this conversation happened:
Krissy: The QotD says it's going to post in nine minutes. I just keep refreshing. I'm really scared.
Me: Don't worry. It's not going to post
K: But what's going to happen? I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!!
Me: Hmmm... I don't know either. Is the time on the actual post detail correct?
Me: Well, ok then. You're probably ok.
Randy and I then explain that it's probably showing the relative timestamp as related to UTC for some reason.
Me: Whatever you do, after that nine minutes, DO NOT point your monitor at a mirror and then look at the post in a mirror. You will see shit that you cannot unsee, and I can't be responsible for what will happen.
K: Did you just make that up?
Me: It's in the knowledgebase, dude. Look it up! Read the Terms of Service too. We cannot be held responsible for misuse of the service!
I'm serious. You don't want to fuck with the supernatural.
Originally posted on pop.vox.com