Note 1: Ace is Al. My parents did not want Ace to be "little Al" so they nicknamed him Ace. This was a good thing considering his height. When he went to Columbia University he switched to Al. So did all his friends. I refused and am the sole person who calls him Ace today. In a way it is convenient. I would call his office and ask for Ace. They never asked who was calling.
Note 2: We are sitting on the date line. We are in UTC +13. This does not exist but is an elegant hack to keep the clock right. But we are on the other side of the date line so it will be Ace's birthday here many hours before it is where he is. I think. I keep getting confused. Once we get to Fiji it gets sorted - the time and date are the same.
Note 3: I am waiting for longitude 180 E/W before officially considering myself a dragon.
Fair winds and following seas :)