sometimes you just have to …

… calculate the number of seconds in the current year using JavaScript:

function seconds_in_this_year() {
      // get length of this year by subtracting "Jan 1st, /This Year/"
      // from  "Jan 1st, /Next Year/"
      var now = new Date();
      var current_year = now.getFullYear();
      var jan_first = new Date(current_year, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0);
      var jan_next = new Date(current_year + 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0);
      return (jan_next.getTime() - jan_first.getTime()) / 1000;
}

3 thoughts on “sometimes you just have to …”

  1. While you’re on the topic of esoterica, got any suggestions for someone who’s about to have to wade into Perl again after a multi-year absence?

    Sounds like my next task will involve writing some scripts, and I haven’t touched the camel for a good, oh, six years.

    “Touched the camel.” *shudders*

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