There are plenty of shareware and freeware clocks that can be dl'd
that will set the time for most OSes, but letting them change the time
a whole hour will, for those few who care about it, distort the
cumulative time discrepancy, that many of these clock programs keep
I use Atomic Clock, or maybe it is Atomic Clock Sync, available at
www.worldtimeserver.com . Hey, I was off 7 seconds. Like most, this
program can be set to run every day, but I don't do that.
DST changeover is handled by the OS. What OS are you running?
If it's a Windows System (which I assume by your phrasing), Windows XP
or later will have an automatic update available from MS. Windows 2000
*may* have an automatic update - I've just read that the next round of
MS updates may include an automatic update for W2K. If it's Windows
9x/ME/NT, you can get a manual tool, named "tzedit.exe", from MS to
modify your registry settings for the new DST dates.
You may already have tzedit.exe in your computer, but if not, find a
copy and download it, and run it. No installation is necessary.
It enables you to pick the weekend that DST goes into and out of
effect, and uses the sort of definitions that the law in the US has
always used. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Saturday night in some month,
Not really OT, but didja know that the "official" term used by
governments to describe that time changing system is daylight saving
time (with no "s" at the end of saving)?
But, I and most other people stick the "s" on, sort of like we tend to
say ATM "machine" and PIN "number".
The gummints ought to just change the description to suit the way people
feel comfortable saying it, huh? <G>
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