March 12, 2017

Not noticing daylight savings.

I'm just noticing that we sprang ahead last night. Using my digital devices for time awareness has made me oblivious to something that used to call for special paying of attention.

And here we are in Colorado, poised to spring forward another hour on the same day as we cross back into the Central Time Zone.

25 comments:

David Begley said...

Enjoy Nebraska. Looking forward to pictures from the Cornhusker state.

campy said...

I have nine devices I had to reset by hand at home.

That seems like a lot for one small condo.

wild chicken said...

I don't get all the whining about DST now. Is that just the internet effect?

Though it would be better to change after the equinox. Better here in montana anyway. It's just too dark before work.

epador said...

Should stay in AZ if you wanna enjoy everyone else bitching twice a year.

DKWalser said...

Here in Arizona, we didn't notice the change to daylight savings time, either.

Michael K said...

One more reason to be happy we moved to Arizona.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Being retired and being self employed we are not 'tied' to the clocks for much of anything. I can't recall the last time I had to use an alarm clock to get up for any reason. I love waking up slowly and gently with the sun or with my own internal clock. 5am usually in the winter and the same 'real' time now that we have changed. SO ...6am but really exactly the same time as yesterday ... 5am.

Other than appointments made for us by Doctors, to meet with friends or clients, time is pretty irrelevant. We DVR most of our entertainment and watch when the mood strikes. Eat dinner when we feel like it. Get up when we like, go to bed when we are tired. The time on the clock means nothing. I mean, we are aware of what time the devices "say" it is. But so what?

Of course now that the time is later. 3pm instead of 2pm....according to the clock....it is easier to justify that drink on the deck at 2pm because NOW it is 3pm :-) Same time, but it doesn't feel quite so decadent.

The cats, birds, livestock don't know what time it is (nor do they care) and expect to be fed on their own internal clock schedules as well.

I don't bother changing the clock in the car until I feel like it because I can add or subtract the number one. Why bother? The biggest hassle is changing the clocks in the house, microwave, watches etc. Maybe I'll get around to that in a few days.

rhhardin said...

Daylight savings time means I can save files to a FAT32 disk and maintain file date consistency. NTFS dates files with UTC (actually unix time), but FAT32 dates them with local date and time, which changes with daylight time, so their apparent times change depending on when you read them.

Pick either daylight or standard and save during that era. Since there's more daylight time than standard I save during daylight time eras.

(to save in the opposite era, you have to make another pass over the disk and change the wrong dates by an hour, which I like to avoid)

Yancey Ward said...

I noticed the same thing about 3 or 4 years ago- I only use my laptop, pad, and phone to tell time at home. The time changes now suddenly appear out of nowhere for me, like early this morning when I went to bed at 1:58 a.m., but noticed the change when I went to set the alarm on my phone and it was reading 3:01. I was only vaguely aware that this weekend was the time change- something I was once keenly attuned to.

rhhardin said...

Another daylight quirk is changing the radio-on radio-off setting on the old Drake R8B to hear Rush every day, so the computer can record it.

The buttons necessary to change the time have stopped working. But the radio can be operated remotely with a computer serial line and two letter commands.

So I got all the hardware necessary and changed the time with my new serial line, and then packed it away again until next November.

A third event is checking all the atomic clocks and resetting those that didn't change themselves. It's a time of random clocks being an hour off and not knowing which is which. The ones that are off, take out the battery, put the battery back in and let it sit out in the yard where the reception is better.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Ah yes, the twice-yearly self-indiced jet lag. Practice bleeding. Only favorable thing can be said about DST: it is less objectionable than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

My computers all run on Zulu.

AprilApple said...

Welcome to Colorful Colorado.

Original Mike said...

Another hour to wait for the stars to come out. DST sucks bigly.

aritai said...

It was darker when I stepped outside this morning. How could that be? All my clocks auto-magically adjusted. In the distance the sounds of milk cows in pain. No need to turn ahead, or turn behind. One more ritual gone. 8AM, feet on the floor, wash, brush, dress, didn’t even feel more tired so my body must also be wired to my phone. Happens on travel too when I'm five hours out of sync. off to Breakfast. I made my weekly call to my ever wiser elderly aunt who always has a computer question, even better "WH@T the He!! are you doing calling and waking me up now? She always has a computer question, Something is different, why did you change it from across a continent? how dare you! Would you put it back the way it was? (D@mn G00gl. She then she asked me what I had given up for Lent. I told her an hour of sleep a day. I don't think she liked that answer. Still if I don't call she calls out the police.I blame Jimmy Carter and the curse of good intentions (aka progressivism). Especially un-informed good intentions. We have lots of evidence that even with the best information, flipping a coin always does better when it's people not things involved. Where here is another example of why you should never elect an engineer as president, Something only a fellow engineer can admit. Better to elect a dog-catcher before an engineer. Turns out Mr. Carter was an engineer the same way a train driver used to be an engineer.

Yet still every little boy wanted to grow up to be a train driving engineer. Now we're about to learn if business-folk are better than engineers or dogcatchers, I do like trial and error, less harm because of the law of averages. Remember that there used to be engineering land-grant-schools that taught about these engines. Purdue’s sports teams are called “Boiler Makers” to this day. And Purdue still does a better job graduating engineers that can maintain boilers than Harvard does those that can govern, or for that matter respect the law or the Constitution or can find their own Birth Certificate. In its day a train engineer was like an astronaut. In the movies you’d see them tying the boiler valve down to go even faster to win a race at the risk of blowing up. Such excitement Their little girl friends at the movies would grab their partner by the arm until the fright passed, even more exciting was Snidely Whiplash tying little Nell to the train tracks, which when watched closely certainly looked like she liked being tied down, a sailor could learn a lot about knots watching those cartoons, and the gasps waiting to see if Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties, who always got their man, could overcome all obstacles to get there just in time to save little Nell who again seemed to be reluctant to be freed, such an innocent age, amazing it got by the censors. And even with Dudley as an example, Mr. Carter couldn't make the leap from small businessman with their sensibilities to trusting a free citizenry and their free enterprise. Oh well. Granted, He too was tainted by local politics protecting he and his friend's profits. So we're back to change is life. A curse and a blessing. Without it,The blood does not flow. Ok, except when little Nell is around.

kentuckyliz said...

Lots of DST whining going on. I like DST--I want more daylight time after work to go sculling, or whatever outdoorsy thing. It is a time of rejoicing in the rowing community (at least for rowers with day jobs). So pffffft on the h8rs.

Bruce Hayden said...

I'm with the posters above - in AZ, it isn't an issue. That said, I was a bit discombobulated this morning, since the country supposedly experienced the switch to DST. Yet, may watch was still synchronized with my iPads and iPhone. Then, the light went off: we are in AZ, and just joined PDT, from MST yesterday. I expect that my desktop computer is still on CO time, and, thus, an hour ahead now. We shall see this afternoon.

AprilApple said...

Original Mike

Another hour to wait for the stars to come out. DST sucks bigly.

Agreed, bigly.

Robert Cook said...

I LOVE daylight savings time. I wish it were implemented year round. I love it when it is light until nearly 9:00 pm, and I hate it being already dark when I leave work.

The Cracker Emcee said...

Another DST fan. Especially on mild weekend evenings in the late Spring. Smoke a cigar on the deck while looking off into miles of newly leafed maples. Pleasant defined.

eddie willers said...

As Steven Wright said: It's a fad. I give it 6 months.

Bad Lieutenant said...

rhhardin @3/12/17, 10:26 AM:

Bushwah. I didn't think Aspies knew how to lie so maybe it's just a fool idea you got in your head. Go changing all the filestamps, save only half the year-what rubbish, "all" the atomic clocks...c'mon, did somebody sell you something?

Birches said...

I have children. DST is a big deal because the kids are all cranky, but they don't know why. It will be like this for about a week. I grew up in AZ; Dst is the devil.

Sammy Finkelman said...

To explain what Birches said: Arizona has no Daylight Savings Time.

Sammy Finkelman said...

I somehow managed to get up early for hearing the Megillah even though I heard it in the night too. It may be easier to get up very very early.

M. Sean Fosmire said...

I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where we have several border counties on Central Time. We are used to having to keep the time change in mind as we travel. If you are driving on state highway M-95 at 2 a.m. on the night of a time change and you happen to be crossing the county line at that same time, depending on whether it is March or November and depending on the direction you are going, you will either disappear off the face of the earth for an hour or you will meet yourself coming the other way.