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No Coffee This Morning

Wasn't re-stocked by the weekend crew. Oh well.

Cell phone didn't update to Daylight Savings Time last night. Hooray for Cingular/AT&T... and most annoying, as I use the cell for an alarm clock quite regularly. Being the paranoid sort I am, last night I also set the hotel room clock & alarm, so I'm not behind.

But, after doing some rigamarole to make sure computer was ready for the oddness that is DST in general and this year specifically, the computer did not make the jump either. My Palm Pilot did (that was part of the rigamarole).

I dislike Daylight Savings Time.

But really, just now it's Time To Shower.

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bordercolliebrs
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:06 am (UTC)
I thought you said Daylight Savings Time is stupid, Boss, not that you don't like it. I don't understand it at all. Like, how can you save daylight? There's only so much daylight. You can't put it someplace for when you need it. Boss you turn on a light when it's dark, but that's not daylight. And when daylight goes away, it's nighttime. You can't save nighttime either! There's only so much of it, then daylight comes back.
Squrrl
rosewildeirish
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC)
I despise Daylight Savings Time. Rar.
firesmith
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)
I feel your pain.
No Coffee This Morning
Wasn't re-stocked by the weekend crew. Oh well.



Really.


I do.
madshutterbug
Mar. 11th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: I feel your pain.
Well, whichever I figured you'd give me a rise about the coffee side. :) After all, it's pretty high in your I'm Noticing This catagory right now.

You like DST, eh? Well I still like the way you write, even if there's no accounting for some things some folk like. *G*

Part of it is that we raise livestock, and they don't tell time by clocks. Position of the sun? Yup. What time the supplemental feed is supposed to be put out? Ya, shur, youbetcha. But that time is related to the sun, not some silly little box that the rancher looks at.

And as for DST doing anything for the rancher/farmer that actually plants a crop (as opposed to livestock)? Hey, Shrub, we got headlights on our tractors these days.

DST is entirely an industrial society concept. What energy savings there will be will be more related to heating/cooling buildings than to commuting costs, or agricultural production costs. One of the most amusing pieces of idiocy regarding DST is that during the Second World War, Germany went on permanent DST to be ahead of the Brits. Not to be outdone, the Brits went on DDST: Double Daylight Savings Time.
firesmith
Mar. 11th, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: I feel your pain.
It's not so much as I like it, it's that I've been waking up early anyway. It won't affect me that much as all, as far as sleep goes.

marjai
Mar. 11th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
I dislike Daylight Savings Time.

It's not so much DST as it is the gov't mucking around with something that was fine the way it was.
Again.

Or Microsoft not adequately adjusting to the event.
Again.
janetmiles
Mar. 11th, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
Can't speak for madshutterbug, but I'm not all that thrilled with DST even when the government isn't mucking about with it. (For reference, early enculturation may be a factor: I grew up in Arizona, which -- except for the Navajo Nation -- does not participate in DST.)
marjai
Mar. 11th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Whatever fondness for DST that I might hold is solely based on the extra hour of sleep I gain in October when we 'fall back.' I know there are places that don't follow it. I know that it's useless to farmers. I would love to see a serious, non-biased analysis of what's gained and lost with & without DST.

On this particular day, however, it's about our electronics having to adjust to something new. We were making jokes at work about it being worse than Y2K...
janetmiles
Mar. 11th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sure in a lot of ways it was worse than Y2K, if only because there was only a one-year lead time.
madshutterbug
Mar. 11th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Didn't grow up someplace that wouldn't observe DST. States around me didn't, but mine did. Didn't like it then, either. And, from working years on Night Shift, whatever pleasant aspect of that extra hour of sleep you claim got lost in the wash, because it was an extra hour I worked.
kasheesty
Mar. 11th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yup. I am with Squrrl.

Now I'll have fun watching the 90-somethings adapt for the next weeks. Again.
bordercolliebrs
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
See! How can you save daylight?
Squrrl
starcat_jewel
Mar. 12th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
My cellphone does not automatically reset for DST when left on overnight -- I now have two confirming instances. It resets after being turned off and then back on. Russ' cellphone, however, does auto-reset. Go figure.

I think DST is silly and by and large worthless. However, it's also one of those things I file in the "too trivial to get upset about" category. I can't do anything about it, so outrage accomplishes nothing except to damage my own health.
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