In the dark about daylight saving time…

Just read an article in the Washington Post that the date to set the clocks forward has been changed to March 11 instead of first Sunday in April. Apparently, Congress changed the dates in August 2005 when nobody noticed, adding four weeks of daylight saving time; reason: to save energy.

Unlike the turn of the century with its Y2K scare, little general confusion has been predicted; however, Microsoft warned that older Windows operating systems like XP SP1 and NT4 need to be adjusted manually. Just so you know.

What’s weird though: according to a graph in the Post, daylight hours on March 11 will be 56 minutes shorter than they were on last year’s first day of daylight saving…


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3 Responses to In the dark about daylight saving time…

  1. Diane says:

    LOL, there are those would dispute your assessment.

    You would hate it where I am, it’s 60 degrees today sunny and I think the worst of our winter is over.

    The groundhog saw his shadow didn’t he Spring is around the corner. Here’s hoping you get an early spring.

  2. Jessica says:

    Springtime: you bet, have been surrounded by snow since the middle of December…

    Congress: sad thing is, they don’t have to…

    Feeling in the dark: maybe that’s why you can see so well 🙂

  3. Diane says:

    I get the feeling you are looking forward to springtime.

    I’m in the dark about how Congress can possibly justify its existence.

    Yep, feeling a bit in the dark overall.

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