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It’s later than my DVR thinks…

March 10, 2007

Speaking of cheap patches for the Daylight Savings Time thing...

I was looking through the program guide on my DVR (a Dishplayer 622) last night, and I see that they “solved the problem” by offsetting the guide data by an hour. I assume that this will go on until the first Sunday in April.

Not a bad solution, but not exactly smooth and subtle, either.

Time Out

March 9, 2007

Daylight Savings TimeIf you live in the US or Canada, and just stumbled in here from the dark side of the moon, perhaps, or an extended stay on a desert island, there’s a remote chance that you are not aware that:

a) The semi-annual disruption of your circadian rhythm known as “daylight savings time” is happening this Sunday (May 11) — three weeks earlier than in previous years. At 2:00 am your time, the clock moves ahead to 3:00am, and you lose an hour of sleep that you’re not getting back until the first Sunday in November.

and (perhaps more importantly, if you’re a gadget hound)…

b) Only having a year and a half or so warning, software manufacturers predictably waited until the last moment to make changes, so there’s a chance that some of the devices you expect to keep track of daylight savings time for you won’t, at least unless you update them.

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