Playing with dates
I happened to notice that Sundays date was 5 July 2009. Not particular astute you may think but I noticed it because I’d written it as 5/7/9. English date format puts the day then the month so this may not make sense in other formats.
The fact that there was a difference to two between the day and the month and the same between the month and the year intrigued me. It doesn’t take much. So I decided to look at other dates that follow that pattern
It doesn’t need much to do this. A for loop – notice we start at 3 so we don’t get into negative days. Time travel by PowerShell now there’s a thought
Get-Date | Set-Now –Era Jurassic
gets us back to the dinosaurs. OK I’ll stop.
We can use Get-Date and give it a month, day and year to create the date. Note that I add 2000 to get the current sequence of dates. This sequence will happen every century. One thing I noticed was that Get-Date takes the year you give it literally. It doesn’t make any allowance for the century if you don’t supply the full year. Compare
PS> Get-Date -Day 1 -Month 1 -Year 9
01 January 0009 19:46:48
01 January 2009 00:00:00
Finally I use a formatted string to display the date (in short form) and the day of the week. The day of week doesn’t appear to add any more information but I was curious.