Day Light Savings time changes on March 11

DAve dave.list at
Tue Feb 27 13:56:46 UTC 2007

Christian Baer wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:46:08 -0500 DAve wrote:
>>> Or am I missing the issue here?
>> Not at all, I am thinking my next staff meeting I am going to propose 
>> just that solution.
> Now it might be that I think about a few things a little 'differently'
> but as far as I can remember running a Unix box (which one that *only*
> runs a Unix-like OS) on UTC is the usual default and i also recomended
> as such.
> I am actually a little surprised that there are whole server-farms out
> there (stimm) running on local time.

An ISP starts out with one mail server and a management server, they 
create tools that automate and report on the system. It is all in local 

Go forward ten years and now we have 15+ servers, all still using the 
same admin framework. When I came on board they did not have the time or 
resources to rewrite or change the management system. We still don't, 
but we are building out a new one under the radar, 30 minutes here, two 
hours there, etc. Meanwhile we have an old system which relies  on local 
time. We have local users who do not require a "world view" in their use 
of the internet (local office to local office connections, local client 
base, local local local) and they want their mail headers and web 
reports in local time. So the servers run local time. No more reason 
than that.

We will convert them, but it takes and plan, and a reason.


Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.

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