bug in flip lite. apparently, yours truly did some poor function research. but i can’t be the only one to not realize that the time format for strftime() is not the same as date().
so, if you set $_locale to TRUE, you’ll find that unless you HAPPEN to use characters that work, you could end up with something very different than you though. worse, the locale is still server time – not client time. i would have assume that the http get request would include some sort of locale identifier which would be used in the strftime() gen, but no. not the case, apparently,
so i redid the time portion, and it will now customize, but not on a per client basis. instead, on a timezone basis using putenv() and strftime(). yes, this is all pretty geeky. but it works, dammit.