shawn bright wrote:
> lo there all, i have a date object, and i need to make a time object from
> it.
> i tried the to_i, ( what i really need are the seconds ) but it failed. 
> I am
> sure that there is an easy way to do this, i just can't seem to find it.

Time.local(date.year, date.month, date.day)

(Courtesy of 
http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveSupport/CoreExtensions/Date/Conversions.html, 
actually.)