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, March 11, 2007 4:37:16 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Both are okay now. They must be reading you ;-)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:23:33 AM (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, March 13, 2007 9:11:07 AM (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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