March 11, 2007

Losing an hour, gaining a blog.

Did you enjoy jumping ahead an hour? I did. I got up naturally at -- what was it?... I looked at my Cingular cellphone and saw it was 5:15. That's great. I don't want to be up at 4:15. I turned on my computer -- yes, it's the first thing I do -- and saw it was 6:15 by the computer.

So, the computer clock figured out the early Daylight Savings Time, but Cingular did not? That's pathetic. But I'm glad to realize what a good night's sleep I got.

Meanwhile, I am gearing up to take on parallel blogging duties. I'm filling in -- along with Tom Maguire and Megan McArdle -- for Glenn Reynolds over on Instapundit. I'll have to dream up some extra things to say!

And don't worry. I will keep things going over here. I've done Instapundit blogging a few times in the past, and it gives me an interesting chance to see my ideas fall into two categories, things for Instapundit and things for here. Some of it has to do with length (and photography), and some of it has to do with politics versus eccentricity -- not that I think that Glenn would get upset if I created a vortex over there.

14 comments:

Headless Blogger said...

Cingular will update your phone's time when you first use it today.

Ann Althouse said...

I did use it. As a clock.

Ann Althouse said...

Okay, I made a phone call. The time did not spring forward. Bad Cingular!

Jim said...

I had to turn my Sprint phone off and back on to pick up the right time.

Bob said...

Yah, I was going to ask about the vortex following you virtually to Knoxville. Since Glenn doesn't allow comments on Insty, though, it won't be too muscular a vortex, I'd think.

Ann Althouse said...

Turning it off and back on did the trick.

rightwingprof said...

I got a message from DirecTV last night telling me to update the OS for the time change. It said that though the schedule would jump ahead, it would show the time as an hour earlier until April. Okay. So I upgraded the OS and went to bed.

Except that this morning, I got all confused because DirecTV was showing the correct time, and I suddenly wondered, "wait, what's going on? What time is it supposed to be?" At least until I'd had a couple of cups of coffee.

Matt Drachenberg said...

I did use it. As a clock.

I LOL'd

My phone, also Cingular, was displaying the same time as the DVR and my computers. This made me suspicious, so I checked the official government time website, and sure enough, everything had updated correctly.

In other news, there's an official government time website.

Mike said...

I hate this weekend every year. And it didn't help that the women's hockey game last night went to 4 overtimes and didn't finish until 11:45 (a.k.a. 12:45).

Simon said...

Now we can officially say that Glenn usually does the blogging of three bloggers. ;)

Palladian said...

Speaking of C(S)ingular, it's Daylight Saving Time. Leave off the last "s" for savings.

Simon said...

Here's a technical question: if you link to someone's site, does it generate an instalanch (because it came from instapundit's website), or an annalanch (because it came from a post you wrote)?

Ann Althouse said...

Palladian: You're right. I must think of it as like a bank (a savings bank). Then you get it back -- without interest -- in the fall!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Jesus saves.