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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Monday April 03, 2006
07:23 AM

It's Daylight Saving Time

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How are you going to use your extra hour?

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  • We "spring forward" and so lose an hour, not gain one.
    • You know, I've asked that question in several places (online, and in the analog world), and I keep getting the same misunderstanding.

      I don't mean an hour gained one time, during the transition. I mean the alleged hour we gain every day during the period of daylight saving time. Allegedly we're all getting another hour of daylight. What are you going to do with it? If we're not actually getting that hour in any tangible way, we might want to reconsider whether the costs of the transition are worth it.

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • "If daylight savings is so good, why not go on it year-round?"

        And before you think that was a joke, that's exactly what some of our proud lawmakers want to do. How... misunderstood.

        --
        • Randal L. Schwartz
        • Stonehenge
        • I'd prefer it to the current system, especially today when I'm finally seeing what it's like to internally change the offset I apply to my watch. (I went onto UTC just before the last time change.)

          My dad's always thought going to DST year round would be great, but probably somewhere between my reasoning and that lawmakers.

          I don't care what the standard is. I just don't want it to change twice a year! :)

          --
          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • And if you're interested in raising public awareness of the issue (not that it's a huge deal or anything), be sure to ask at least one person today what he or she is going to do with his extra hour every day this summer.

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • "How... misunderstood."

          How so?

          --
          -derby
  • ... here in New Zealand summer time finished a few weeks ago. However I have in fact been enjoying the extra hour - at the start of the day.

    I go cycling for half an hour before breakfast. Before daylight savings ended, it was getting really dark at 6:30am. Now I have more natural light during my ride and I much prefer that. Of course as we head into winter it's only going to get darker.