Didn't We Do This Already? IT Folks Worried About New Daylight Savings Time Screwing Up Appointments

from the sounds-familiar dept

Back in 2005, there were some worries going around that after Congress changed the dates for Daylight Savings switches, that computers wouldn't be able to handle it properly, creating a "mini-Y2K" effect (as if there ever were an actual Y2K effect). Of course, it was a total non-story because most computers can handle that sort of thing, and the few that can't can easily be corrected without too much trouble. However, as we get a step closer to this year's Daylight Savings time shift, it appears that the worries are back, with consultants getting the press to talk about the potential for (once again) a "mini-Y2K" while mentioning (of course) that their consulting firms can help. Even IT people are getting into the act, sending out emails warning about potential problems not just with scheduling meetings, but flights and even concerts (say what?). Overall, this problem is a non-starter, but don't be surprised to see more stories warning you, while pointing you at vocal consultants willing to help you solve this "problem."

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    k, 1 Feb 2007 @ 4:36pm

    DST follies

    Yes its dumb but its not like you can change the deadline.
    My beef is that when the MS patch is applied, any Notes calendar (repeating) made before the patch is applied move forward an hour and IBM has a crummy utility that you run on the mailbox after to fix it...if you are doing automated fixes on the workstation, how do you correlate workstation names and user names (products reference differently).
    As for the win2000...yes another grab by ms. We used the code in the article and wrote our own automated patch. let's hope it works.

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