Happy Leap Day from Johannesburg South Africa...

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Today is February 29, 2012.  Leap Day!  I have arrived in Johannesburg for tomorrow's "RAD Studio XE2 in Action - Live" workshop.  I had a few minutes between arrival and our check of the venue, our slides and the demos.  We had lunch in Nelson Mandela Square in the Standton area of Johannesburg.  I had my picture taken in front of the benevolently smiling Nelson Mandela statue (click on the thumbnail to see the whole picture).

[caption id="attachment_41515" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="David I in front of the Nelson Mandela statue"]David I in front of the Nelson Mandela statue[/caption]

Today is Leap Day.  In the Delphi RTL System.SysUtils.pas unit, the function IsLeapYear is implemented as:

function IsLeapYear(Year: Word): Boolean;
Result := (Year mod 4 = 0) and ((Year mod 100 <> 0) or (Year mod 400 = 0));

I hope you all have a great, "extra day" today.  After the workshop tomorrow, we will move to Cape Town for the "RAD Studio XE2 in Action - Live" workshop there.

You won't want to miss the March 7, Embarcadero webinar, "Create Mobile Web Apps and Native Apps with RAD Studio XE2", with Embarcadero's "3 amigos" evangelists Anders Ohlsson, Al Mannarino and Andreano Lanusse. The live webinars will take place 3 times at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time.  You can register at http://forms.embarcadero.com/forms/AMUSCA1203RADMobileWebinar3-07.

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    LachlanG Wednesday, 29 February 2012

    Two friendly fellows!

    I'll bet if he wasn't made of bronze Nelson would be wearing a similar looking shirt too. ;-)

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    Misha Strong Friday, 2 March 2012


    I was at your seminar today, and you mentioned a Delphi user group for us in South Africa. Could you post the link?

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