Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Huns are gonna invade Poland!..

Everyone at work was in a panic last week,due to the early arrival of daylight savings time.
"How will this affect my computer Sling?",they kept asking.(They also kept asking,"have you seen my wallet?"..but that's another story)..
This reminded me of the big "Millennium Scare" of last century.

  • All the computers,in all the world,are gonna crash!

  • Financial institutions worldwide are gonna collapse!

  • Telecommunications won't be able to,you know,..telecommunicate!

  • We're gonna elect a hillbilly psychopath President! get the idea..
The millennium came and went,and life continued pretty much the same.Although Microsoft,in an admirable display of predatory capitalism, made buttloads of easy money selling so-called "Fixes" to a vulnerable public....anywhiz..

I told 'em the same thing I told 'em last time.
"Computers only know what you tell them,and they think every thing you tell them is true"..Much like children,and several women I've dated.
Worst case scenario,you'll need to go into your control panel,and manually change the time.However,I suspected that the good folks hunkered down in the secret bunkers of "Internet Time Central"would handle the intricate task of re-adjusting our clocks for us.I imagine the conversation went something like this;
"Barb,don't forget to change the setting on the Universal Time Prognosticator before you go to lunch!"..
"Okay Steve"..

Clearly,this is what transpired,because I woke up this morning to find that my computer had successfully navigated the intricacies of "Spring Forward".

Tomorrow I will bask in the glory of,once again,being correct!

'Twas ever thus..


At 4:04 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

I changed my home clocks just fine and my computer is smart like yours, but my little kitty clock that I stole from you but in a different style stayed the same, so I guess I will just have to wait until maybe it fixes itself because I wasted over a half an hour trying to guess the correct time zone this morning. Do you have Barb or Steve's email address because maybe they can wave their magic wands froggie and fix my kitty clock. As for the hillbilly prez and my wallet...they are still lost.

At 4:19 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Rosemary-My blog clock didn't change until this afternoon,so I figure yours will soon. :)

At 4:29 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

whoocheelala...fixed...took em long enough. Are you sure you're not Barb Or Steve with the big wands????

At 5:02 PM , Blogger Sling said...

If I told ya,..well, know. ;)

At 10:40 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

i had to change the clock on my computer by never did change..but they said the old one's probably wouldn't..and it didn't ...i remembered to change all of them..i am so proud of myself...i never remember to do that..

At 6:10 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Yellowdog G.-In your control panel,you should be able to go into "date/time",click on the "Time zone" tab,and check the box that says "automatically adjust for daylight savings time"...pretty sure.. :)

At 7:33 AM , Blogger HORIZON said...

Nice post Sling.
Oh my l remember the 2000 countdown- although not an Apocalyptan- l can't lie and tell you that l did not have a few candles put away just in case :)
Now, where is my wallet?

At 8:34 AM , Blogger Citymouse said...

yep we all made it... oh what ever happen to that porn site of yours? Just wondering...:)

At 2:39 PM , Blogger ruby rocks said...

us dogs never have to worry about changing clocks and putting batteries in our watches.

sometimes it's nice to be a dog.

At 4:01 PM , Blogger Sling said...

horizon-I didn't buy into any of that millennium stuff..Just figured I'd set my computer to 1888 and be done with it. let's see..Your wallet was tan with the rhinestone seagulls right?.. ;)

citymouse-I haven't checked out the old site for a while.Now I'm curious.The addy is;
if ya wanna go have a look. :)

ruby-You do have that going for you,..which is nice! ;)

At 5:06 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

My computer is off by 3 hours. I don't think it's ever adjusted to anything. Stupid Dell.

At 5:45 PM , Blogger Sling said...

lorraine-Here is my advice;
From the "Start" menu,click on "control Panel"..
Then click on "Date and Time"..You can set the correct time from there..
Then click on "Time Zone",and check the box that says "automatically adjust clock for daylight savings time changes"..
Then flap your arms,and crow like a Rooster...I'll wait.....
You should be all set!.I'll be posting the video on U-Tube.. ;)

At 6:18 PM , Blogger Monica said...

if something chaotic were to transpire, it would probably be during one of my naps. therefore i would be just as unaffected as it always turns out everyone is. people seem to enjoy getting up in arms. they need to take more naps.

At 6:52 PM , Blogger Sling said...

monica-Hi kid!..
Lemme tell ya,..I am TOTALLY against this pre-emptive change to daylight savings time!..Furthermore,I blame the Republicans for...ZZZZZZZZZ..

At 9:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was going to boycott the whole daylight savings thing, because we all need to, but then I realized that I was going to miss all my favorite tv shows. So I gave in, as usual.

I'm such a puppet.

At 5:14 AM , Blogger apositivepessimist said...

yes I remember being on "high alert" that night at the Club...fucken load of crap, all that build-up and bloody nothing happened...orrr did it? but because we took "measures" and paid our computer "people" lots of money for their man hours it didn't. mm hmmm. yeah right.

my computer will update automatically. it's clever like that.

At 10:08 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

I am in a crap mood so just visited to feel better...ranted a bit today and may do even more...very an enema without all the mess.

At 10:17 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Can't I just do what I always do? Come over here and see what time it is? Alright, fine. I'll try it. I knew about the control panel...obviously it's the rooster step that was left out of my user's guide. Thanks. Cock-a-doodle doo.

At 1:59 PM , Blogger bonjourtristesse said...

Hey Sling! Nice post...thanks for stopping by my blog to say HI!!! Hi, right backatcha!! Your post helped to ease the pain of the time switch, thanks!! talk to ya! BT

At 9:59 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

We are about to ":step back" into winter down Australia some states don't have daylight saving which makes it mighty difficult to coordinate phone calls... like when its 7am here and thats the time 2 of my sisters and I catch up with each other,,,and I phone them in Queensland..and its 6AM...

Ha ha

when I was about 4 mum told me I used to spring into bed with her and dad, all soggy wet as toddlers are, and invite them to get up singing "Get up if you gotta get up" over and over till they did...

Lucky I had such tolerant parents

At 10:50 PM , Blogger Babs said...

Mine changed on it's own too. I was amazed. Now if only my other clocks would have moved forward on their own as well...

At 11:03 AM , Blogger CSL said...

My old computer, which has an auto change thing, did not, so that took probably 5 seconds out of my life. Otherwise, the other computers handled it on their own. I changed the alarm clock, microwave, etc. Such a very inconsequential thing. BUT, if it were up to me, I'd leave it as is. There's no season when I wouldn't rather have the extra daylight at the end of the day.

At 7:35 PM , Blogger gina said...

My branch library had a bunch that were not updated. Turns out the "automatically adjust for DST" box wasn't checked. If you want something done right.... so I did it myself.

I have this nifty clock in my bedroom that magically figures out what time it is when you plug it in and tell it what time zone you're in - even when the power goes out and stuff. It didn't update. So I had to tell it I was in a different time zone (you can't manually change the time). I have to remember to move back to my real time zone in a couple of weeks or I'll be getting up REALLY early. I am not a big fan of this new DST schedule as it has plunged me back into darkness when I get up in the AM. Boo!

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