So when I set this blog up six years ago, I started using an unpublished post as a scratchpad to keep all my post ideas in. But it was a bit hard to find it amid all the others, so in order to keep it at the top of the list of posts, I set the date on the post to one in the far future – midnight on 1st January 2010. It now seems like WordPress automatically publishes future-dated posts when their posting date gets hit. Hence, last night at midnight, my scratchpad (which I have long since stopped using, but never deleted) appeared on my blog, with the wonderful title “DO NOT PUBLISH – Idea Bank”. Oops. Fortunately, while it was a random unconnected series of thoughts and URLs, there was nothing embarrassing there.
This was the mistake of the “two-digit year” people. Things last longer than you think :-)