i wanna go wii, part three (FuzzyDates)

After a couple hours of packaging, I really need to go wii, so I threw one more little bit of code at Ben’s CFUNITED/Wii contest. This time it's a fuzzy date library with two UDFs: fuzzyDateFormat, and fuzzyTimespanFormat.  They do about what you'd expect (thing GMail's timestamp formatting or Trac's age formatting), and I use them all over the place in various apps.  Their functionality seems trivial or even undesirable (intentionally NOT formatting dates consistently?!?), but they lend a certain "softness" to often terse software that inexplicably goes a long way towards easing users' minds.  The submitted build is available here, as well as on Ben’s site (post-contest).

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