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No, it's THIS weekend

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007, at 12:59 PM

I was a bit shocked this morning to arrive and have my computer tell me I was an hour early for work.

That's odd.

Then while out to lunch, I noticed that a few other electronic clock signs around town were also off by an hour.

Then I remembered, the time change is this coming weekend, not the past one. According to Fox News:

The move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time doesn't happen this year until the first Sunday in November, instead of the usual last Sunday in October.

That means computer software, cellphones and other electronic equipment that is programmed to automatically change will have to be manually reset Monday morning back to Daylight Saving Time, then changed back one hour next Sunday.

President Bush in 2005 signed the Energy Conservation Act, which pushed back the time change in an effort to squeeze just a little more daylight -- and a bit of energy savings -- into the daily lives of Americans.

The legislation also changed the "spring forward" to Daylight Saving Time, which next year will be on March 9.

So, it is all Bush's fault! At least, in this case....


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So how do we find out what the actual time is? Is there a website or a number that will tell us what time it is.

I guess I need to know if my phone was affected, if so I droped the kids off an hour early for school and so did everyone else! LOL

-- Posted by tamerajesch on Mon, Oct 29, 2007, at 1:08 PM

Your computer must really be behind on updates if it still thought Daylight Saving Time was yesterday.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Oct 29, 2007, at 1:12 PM

It's a old iMac from the previous century. Mac OS 9.0.4. Hence....

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Mon, Oct 29, 2007, at 1:18 PM

And here I was complaining that Mac was outdated with OS 10.3.9 :p

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Mon, Oct 29, 2007, at 2:00 PM

Blaming Bush for computer glitches is the least thing I blame Bush for. I blame Bush for things of more significance.

-- Posted by Grit on Tue, Oct 30, 2007, at 7:24 AM

I was being sarcastic.

-- Posted by Brian Mosely on Tue, Oct 30, 2007, at 10:55 AM

Yeah, apparently that's all you know how to be. Bush is sarcastic too, he even jokes about things that our soldiers die for. About time change, he wanted to put it off as long as possible, perhaps foolishly thinking it would be one extra hour (a week later) he could be the "president."

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Tue, Oct 30, 2007, at 8:11 PM


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