Here tool functions, which came up during discussions earlier. Expanded slightly, added elimination of traceback prints by try..except.
Added dd.mm.yy routine as that is format in my home country Finland.
Optimized docstring beginnings to be informative in editor tooltip (at least IDLE shows, but code must be run or imported first).
If you like to use put your library path and add mention of origin in your comments/documentation. (Looking for job, you know)