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Old 03-10-2024, 09:20 AM   #1
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My clock is wrong


It's that biannual insanity in the US where we have to change the non-internet-connected clocks. Worst is the coffee pot. Who still thinks this is a good idea?

My worst DST experience was missing a college test on Monday morning after going through all of Sunday without noticing the time change.

Anyone else have stories?
 
Old 03-10-2024, 09:40 AM   #2
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No stories. And yes we forgot time change down through the years for one reason or another.

As for me and people I work with, we want just one time used: standard or savings. Pick one. Don't care as long as we stick with it. As a programmer, it costs a lot of time to adjust for 23 hours and 25 hours for every process that is bean counter driven and for systems they do things on a 'timed' basis. Dealing across time zones is headache enough. Problem is not enough people have an 'issue' with the change ... so here we are.
 
Old 03-10-2024, 09:57 AM   #3
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It's that biannual insanity in the US where we have to change the non-internet-connected clocks. Worst is the coffee pot. Who still thinks this is a good idea?

My worst DST experience was missing a college test on Monday morning after going through all of Sunday without noticing the time change.

Anyone else have stories?
I agree, this twice per year stupidity is a terrible idea. Up here in Canada we're waiting for the US to make the switch to one year-round time. That'll be a great day when that happens.
No stories, but, even though I'm retired and I don't need to be anywhere at a particular time I find that this change leaves me feeling tired.
 
Old 03-10-2024, 10:16 AM   #4
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It is the same as jet lag but we are not traveling...

As for programming, everything was UTC so it didn't matter.
 
Old 03-10-2024, 10:32 AM   #5
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No DST here, but an alarm on my iPhone went off early this morning 'cause for some unknown reason the DST was set to Denver instead of Phoenix.
 
Old 03-10-2024, 10:38 AM   #6
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As for programming, everything was UTC so it didn't matter.
Unfortunately, data that is passed around for reports are not UTC. Even if they are you still have to show 23 hours one day, and 25 hours on the other in UTC time. Tough to get people to think in UTC time when looking at a report . But yes, UTC works at the low level for some things.
 
Old 03-10-2024, 10:47 AM   #7
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I understand. My data was engineering so I did not have that problem either.
 
  


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