As a systems analyst and engineer, I understand the problem. However, if I
live until 2038 I will be 93 years old, and I doubt that I'll care. I also
doubt that I'll live that long. :-)
I spent 3 years prior to Y2K managing a Y2K remediation team for one of the
largest metropolitan counties in the US. We addressed virtually any type
of device that could be affected, which ranged far beyond computers, per
se. It was very interesting work.
~~ If there\'s a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
I used to know someone who fed his dog at the same time every day.
Then DST came. The dog was hungry. THE DOG HAD IT RIGHT!
BTW, this year has 13 months in it rather than the usual 14*.
* - A part of the mess that is DST.
I can't wear a metal watch, my sweat destroys them and I could
get zapped sticking my hand in a piece of equipment. My brother
got his metal watch and band between the positive battery terminal
and ground on a tractor we had on the farm. Got himself a nice
They don't let me work on machinery any more, but I can't stand having
anything on my wrist, so I don't wear one. I keep a cheap Timex in my
briefcase for the very occasional days I have to be someplace on time,
and I'm hanging out in an place without clocks. It lives right next to
the pre-paid semi-disposable cell phone that I turn on to check messages
once a week (if I remember.)
Another useless American invention.
Cows give milk always same time. Chickens lay eggs
always same time. Changing times on 10 different time pieces in the
house twice a year is a chore for me. My watches are radio controlled
so it's automatic.
Instead of fiddling with time pieces, how about getting up 1 hour early
or late if we have to shift time.
It does give you an excuse to set the time right (which I always do,
not just adding or subtracting an hour) twice a year. Of course the
trouble it gives more than makes up for that.
The obvious thing to do, even on Lord Howe Island.
I'm working on a clock and countdown webpage (using PHP). Doing so
requires learning a lot about timezones and such nonsense. Lord Howe
Island (located near Australia). It observes Damn Stupid Time like a
lot of places, but it is the only one where the DST offset isn't 1
hour. It takes a couple extra lines of code just for that little
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