Day Light Savings Time Bugs – This is a real issue

I love Day Light Savings Time. It gives me light outside when I want it. I was very excited when congress made the change to add an additional 4 weeks of time. On the other hand I do work in Information Technology and as such the implications to computer systems are very real. So many things that our computers do are dependent on time. As many of you remember there was a real fear when the year 2000 came that our computers would not be able to tell what day it was. In response to the number change countless firms invested time, money, and people in remedying the situation. Today few seem to have even acknowledged the issue of changing Day Light Savings time with relatively short notice. Blackberry, provider of smart phones and enterprise-class e-mail push technology released a DST fix this month, merely one month before the switch. Few people seem to be discussing this issue in the blogosphere and the mainstream media. Slashdot recently featured an article on this very issue, but it seems to diminish the seriousness of this issue. I think the threat of problems is real and I do not take this change lightly. Yet another way the Republicans have pwned me.


These day light savings bugs are serious business, and I’m not going to take it lying down!
Actually, I just figure it’s not my problem, change my clock ahead an hour and go about the rest of my life. Not a big deal, really.

Maybe not a big problem at home, but what happens if your cell phone bill is messed up, or you get charged a late fee on a payment because the computer doesn’t know what to do. You need to be scared young lad.

That’s why we have people like you, who’s job it is to make sure civilization as we know it can continue. If you people don’t take care of this heinous situation, well then… We’re all doomed for an early apocalyps.

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