OK, I officially have no idea what the time is. I can definitively say it’s not 9 am. It could be 8 or it could be 10. I guess I’ll figure it out soon, and then start the painful process of updating all the stuff round here that has a clock: phones, DVD recorders, cable decoders (I think they do actually change themselves), oh, and even actual clocks. And the Macs, since Apple has let us down.
Geekzone today has a useful article: On New Zealand DST changes: congratulations Telecom, Microsoft… Sorry Apple users:
Today is the start of the updated New Zealand Daylight Saving Time. I have to say congratulations to Telecom New Zealand and Microsoft. And be sorry for any enterprise Mac OS X users out there. …not many people realise how things are stored.
Appointments (and many other data) are stored with time in the GMT timezone. This way it’s easy to show the correct time if and when the user moves from one timezone to another. The problem is that if we have DST rules in our PCs that do not conform with the rules in place then appointments will show one hour later or earlier during those extra DST weeks.
The problem goes even further if you create appointments during those extra weeks, but falling outside DST. All those appointments will be shifted one hour when the DST ends, and havoc is upon us.