Wednesday, April 10, 2013

War Savings Time

Most of Europe just over a week ago – in the very early morning of Easter Sunday went to “Daylight saving time” (DST) – or “summer time” as it is called in European official terminlogy. That made the switch three weeks after that of those United States.

It is all a waste of resources – either you have to switch manually or make and maintain automatic systems. Some systems only keep track of what zones do have DST, and when the time of swithcing is different from the standard, you have to adjust manually. It is a mess, and the fact that CEST officially stands for “Central European Summer Time” and not “Central European Standard Time” does not make things better.

A few videos on the madness:

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