Sunday, March 09, 2008

Waiting for the time to "Spring Forward"

An interesting thing for me , who was born and brought up in a country where there is a single time zone and the time is constant -- Daylight Saving Time

In US :
In Spring , the time changes from 1:59 am to 3:00 am .. Springs forward and in Fall, the time changes from 1:59 am to 1:00 am

Its interesting to see the effort Humans put to control The Time, which is considered as the fixed fourth dimension of life.
and its more interesting how humans cope with this change.
- Trains , to save money on schedule printing, run late when Spring time changes and Stop for an hour in Fall to catch up the original time.
- Computer Servers , if not correctly patched, run scheduled jobs at different time, disrupting schedules
More interesting facts on

Hey it just happened :-) I stayed up to see how clocks change.. My Cable TV clock changed from 1:59 to 3:00 .. While my Cell phone company dint .. its 2:02 am when it should be 3:02.

I actually wanted to see this change of time .. I am yet to check the servers I manage , They had missed the time during the Fall change.

Poor my friend, his wife has job at 7 am , we just had a party till 12 at his home.. They were already sad about one hour less sleep.. and they were going to rely on the same cell phone company.. I hope the Cell phone company wakes up to the correct time soon!

I know this post doesnt have anything except few random thoughts on the DST. But still , its my blog and so I can write any stuff! ( I know you are reading the right word :P)