Featured Post

How the Sumatra Double-Booking cmdlet works

First: you can always get help at the PowerShell prompt with: get-help Get-suDoubleBookedMeetings Let's say that we have the followin...

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Absurd Side of Daylight Savings Time

Put your personal politics aside for a minute and remember that this is SATIRE. I have raw memories of an expository writing class where half the people in it did not realize that A Modest Proposal was NOT serious!  Actually, it was serious, just not in the direction they thought.  Some of those people probably work for the Federal government now.....

But OBAMA PERFORMS ILLUMINATI DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME RITUAL TO CAST WORLD INTO LIBERAL DARKNESS, ONE HOUR EARLIER is just darned funny.


Daylight Savings Time is the bane of the calendar server migration expert.   You need to have excruciatingly detailed knowledge about what is happening on both the source and the target server, and sometimes you just need to deal with bad situations.

Addition: March 9, 2015.  Nacho Punch has an entire series of DST-themed comedy.

1 comment:

zyg said...

A coda: "For years now liberals have said Daylight Savings Time was just a process to save energy and give farmers more time to work their fields"

Farmers HATE DST. They have the same amount of time to work their fields regardless and loathe that this artificial construct screws up their natural rhythms. I spent time on my grandfather's dairy farm when I was a kid; I know what I'm talking about.

DST was a Benjamin Franklin proposal (look it up) to make it easier to live a commercial urban existence in pre-industrial society by keeping it lighter later in comfortable seasons.