Getting the date to work on my blog

<?php $post = 10/12/09; // Hack. Set $post so that the_date() works. ?>

i have this line of code in my script. what do i do next to make this date work? it seems a little bit unclear to me what to do to get it to work?

Are you trying to set the current date - or a date from a database?

See: for information on the date php function.

yeah, set the current date not from a database