ISO 8601: The Correct Way To Write Dates

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Description:

Inspired by https://xkcd.com/1179/, I thought I could re-iterate what others are saying about standardizing dates. I have been using this method for a couple years now and have since transformed my entire workflows around using dates in this format.

To Resolve:

  1. For example, a common folder on my computer will look like:

  2. Imagine how easy it is to search for something?

  3. Next time someone uses a date in a different format, link them to this page or the XKCD in the description. Or, just send them this bit of PS to run:

    [Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = "Tls12, Tls11, Tls, Ssl3";
    (Invoke-RestMethod -Uri 'https://xkcd.com/1179/info.0.json' -Method Get | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Transcript).subString(0,238)