Twilight Zone

Homeward Bound

Just a reminder to everyone I have calls with that Summer Time (Daylight Savings) starts in Europe on the last Sunday of March and not today like it did in the USA. That means we're in for a freaky month of people missing conference calls because they didn't check the world clock (or at least claiming that's the reason). In particular, the OpenSolaris elections fall squarely into the twilight zone and candidates and voters need to watch out for unexpected deadlines.

This is also the month to complain to the provider of your electronic calendar solution that they don't have time-zone support where you can specify the meeting timezone with the meeting (unless you are in the luck position that they do, of course!) Without that rather basic feature, it's impossible to automatically adjust meetings that fall into the twilight zone so they show the correct time. So if you're looking for someone to blame, looks like (say) Google is in the frame...

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To date I've only ever seen iCal handle this properly - the transition has been smooth so far. Oh for a free software replacement, but everything I've used has been total FAIL.

Posted by Glynn Foster on March 09, 2009 at 04:50 AM PDT #

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