Leap year might be a great excuse for a sale, but it’s also the kind of event that can break date-based systems. Have you encountered any tech problems due to February 29?
Friend of Lifehacker and former Gizmodo editor Nick Broughall tweeted that he’d run into one such problem:
So, couldn’t charge my chiro to the health fund because the system doesn’t recognize today’s date. Come on world, leap years aren’t new…
That doesn’t mean every tech problem that happens can be attributed to the date. The Commonwealth Bank suffered an overnight ATM outage, but assured customers on Twitter that this wasn’t related to the date.