Blog posts tagged "dst"

The More Things Change

April 3rd, 2006

Corporate culture is a funny thing, certain ideas get ingrained, others get discarded, practices are repeated forever even after everyone who remembers why they were put in places have been laid off, or cashed out.

But what I can’t understand is why, dear god why, Palm, ostensibly a company with calendaring as a core competency, has never in its long history been able to get timezones right. Several operating systems (not to mention web properties) later, they’re still screwing them up.

I remember sitting in a conversation at Anyday post-acquisition discussing whether we should break timezone support to make it work work like Palm Desktop.

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Daylight Saving Sucks | War Time

April 4th, 2005

Grumph, arggh. I hate daylight saving time. That first Monday morning is so painful, your body wakes slowly, outraged at the duplicity of clocks everywhere.

Sometimes known as “War Time” for its widespread adoption during WWI, its roots are clearly embedded in the imperial/capitalist agenda. Did you know that this morning is one of the most dangerous to drive? The spike in severe traffic accidents the first 3 days after DST is shocking. And its a key factor in why implementing a decent timezone library is such a pain in the ass. Not worth it.

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