Daylight $avings Time

I’m sure you’ve heard by now; Daylight Savings time comes early this year. If you haven’t heard, where the heck have you been for the past 2 years

The rules for DST have changed in 2007 for the first time in more than 20 years. The new changes were enacted by the Enbegergy Policy Act of 2005, which extended the length of DST in the interest of reducing energy consumption. The new rules increase the length of DST by about one month. DST will now be in effect for 238 days, or about 65% of the year, although Congress retained the right to revert to the prior law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Beginning in 2007, Daylight Saving Time in the United States will begin on March 11th. Set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11, 2007. DST will end on November 4th. Set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 4, 2007. — nist.gov

If you’ve updated your computer in the last few months you should have the DST07 patch applied. Any hardware; routers, NAS, etc should have updated firmware available that will account for the changes.

For those of us who run everything in GMT, we won’t even notice.

One last note, anything that has automatic DST that doesn’t update on Sunday and which you manually change… You will have to change the time again in April when DST used to change.

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