Monday, March 12, 2007

Daylight Saving Time is here...

[edit: changed the title of this entry, since the old one wasn't quite relevant anymore]

Daylight Saving Time is here again in the good 'ole US of A. This year, the dates for the switch to and from summer time have changed. Naturally, despite the fact that this change has been known about for nearly two years, there was a last-minute scramble by various companies to get "patches" for their software out in time for the new Daylight Saving switchover.

And some of them didn't, in fact, get ready on time. Despite the fact that I (and the rest of my company) installed Microsoft's patches for Windows, this morning all of our meetings in our Outlook calendars are shifted by one hour. And we're not the only ones - I see in the news that this is causing problems all over. If someone's late for an appointment with you today, cut them some slack - it's probably Microsoft's fault.

1 comment:

Subrata Sircar said...

To be fair, all the information hasn't been known for two years. Canada leaves the DST decisions up to the individual provincial governments, so Vancouver (to pick an example not at random) decided as of Feb. 1st, 2007 to follow the US pattern. Turkey decided last week that they would switch ... but one hour later than everyone else. Two other countries went through similar shenanigans. (Working on DST stuff? Who, me?)

- Subrata