March 11, 2007
@ 02:14 PM

Yesterday I went shopping and every store had reminders that daylight saving time begins today. Every year before "springing forward" or "falling back" I always double check the current time at and the US Naval Observatory Master Clock Time . However neither clock has sprung forward. Now I'm not sure if who I can trust to tell me the right time. :(

Update: Looks like I spoke too soon. It seems most of the clocks in the house actually figured out that today was the day to "spring forward" and I had the wrong time. :)


Sunday, 11 March 2007 16:37:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Both are okay now. They must be reading you ;-)
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 01:23:33 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
I check what my clocks say compared to GMT, like from

If they (still) say GMT-5 (since I'm EST5EDT), then they're off - if they say GMT-4, they're ok. 8 and 7 for you, of course.

Keeps me from having to figure out which ones are "right".

DST sucks. The sooner we move to GMT everywhere, the better.
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 09:11:07 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Actually, the sooner we (in the US, at least) either get rid of DST altogether or move to it year-round, the better. I've been living in various Asian countries most of the time for the last few years, and wondering what those headaches I was forgetting to have were. Oh yes! Running around the house, making sure a dozen clocks were "fied" twice a year. Good riddance! :-)
Jeff Dickey
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