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Monday, March 15, 2010

Daylight Savings Time - Still an Issue?

Remembering to set one's clocks backward and forward to accommodate Daylight Savings Time is one of those legendary hassles. I do not mind admitting there are at least three clocks in my home that show the wrong time for at least half the year, and have for going on three-four years; I simply do not bother changing them because almost no one sees them. But this is nothing new - I grew-up in a house much the same.

As it is, I would totally have missed today's Daylight Savings Time change were it not for my computer. I woke up a few hours ago to find my Internet connection disrupted and it appears to have happened whenever the time updated itself, which is the point of this post:

I would have missed basically every Daylight Savings Time change in the last few years, were it not for my computers! Thankfully, they are all set to automatically update according to DST, so there is always at least one clock in my house which is right year-round. I know I'm not the only one, either.

This is both a reminder that you need to set your clocks ahead by one hour and a reminder of what computers were always supposed to do: make our lives a little simpler. At least in this one regard, we can all agree they do just that.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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