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    All I wanted to do was to create some calendar entries. A date, some times, and a description. Not too tough.

    Except the person who created the user interface has clearly not spent a lot of time actually doing this task. Take a look at the form:

    New_Calendar_Event

    Now consider for a moment how annoying it is to enter start and end times on this form. It always defaults to “01:00 AM”, which of course is NEVER the start time for one of my appointments. So I must always change the first drop down value. And if the appointment starts on ...

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