Sunday, March 09, 2008

Springing Forward - Daylight Savings Time Day

big benIf you live in most parts of the United States and Canada, Daylight Savings Time (DST) went into effect early this morning, Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 a.m. local time. Be sure your clocks were moved forward one hour.  And don't forget to check your computers - especially your Home Theater PC's since the time on those has to be correct to record shows at the correct time.

Microsoft has a Daylight Saving Time Update Guide to guide users of Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista and Windows Mobile users through a Q&A format designed to pinpoint what updates, if any, need to be applied.  Most computer users have already downloaded the required update if they have automatic updates turned on.

To keep all of my HTPC computers on time to the second, I use a little add-on program that checks one of several official time servers at an interval I set.  It works better and is more configurable then the Windows time server.

Speaking of time, I wanted to check this morning to be sure I had the correct time so what did I do?  I googled it of course and in doing so I noticed a relatively new google feature.  Here's a screen-shot of the first result of the search "what time is it"


I don't live in Riverside, but fairly close.  And it showed the correct time for each time zone for me.  Those google folks just keep adding stuff don't they?