Tone Parsons

I was robbed

With the early change to Daylight Saving Time, my weekend was cut short by an hour.

That’s not my only beef with the government’s decision to move the date this year. The change caused a lot of extra work in my old department (a data center full of servers, routers, and switches…. not all of which supported the new change). I was only involved with one system, and only as support.

All went well.

At my house, I had to manually update my Tivo, but pretty much everything else took care of itself (with the exception of my timer for the outdoor lights). It’s an Intermatic self adjusting in-wall timer, and is the greatest thing since sliced bread! It knows when dusk and dawn are (based on your latitude, which you program in when you set it up). Sadly… it doesn’t know about the new time change. So… I have to leave it on the old time so it knows when dusk is (turning the lights on) and change the shutoff time to an hour earlier.

I guess if that’s the worst of my problems, I have no problems at all.

On the motorcycle front: I didn’t follow my own advice of starting up the motorcycles every few weeks over the winter to keep the batteries healthy. My wife’s bike started (after a trickle charge), but my battery is deader than a very dead thing. No worries though! It’s in the back of my wife’s car as I type this and she’s gonna pick me up a replacement today.

Now all I need to do is get my head clear enough to be able to ride the damn thing (stupid medications!).

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  1. Mike S March 12th, 2007 7:46 pm

    A nice thing about living away from artificial light sources is that light-sensitive dusk-dawn lights work without my input. 1st time I’ve had outside lights without a timer to be set:)