European DST, and Agenda Countdown

A countdown and a bunch of alternate time zones have been added to the agenda‚Äôs recording time display. If your time zone isn’t covered in the list and you would like it to be added, tell me in the comments.

I’d like to apologise for how terribly written this post is. It’s currently 5:30am and I haven’t had much sleep for a few nights.

European Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday morning, much of Europe enters DST/Summer Time. As a result, for those switching to DST/Summer time the recording time of the podcast will seem as if it is 1 hour later than usual. Example: In the UK it will be at 6pm instead of 5pm.

Recording Countdown

A countdown and a bunch of alternate time zones have been added to the agenda‘s recording time display.
However, there are two things which could cause most of the times to be incorrect:

  1. As it is currently 5:30am, the only way for me to test whether or not the countdown is correctly using a UTC date base is to randomly change my computers time zone. It seems fine, but I will need to confirm with people in other time zones during this weeks pre-show to be sure.
  2. Some of you may have heard about semi-recent changes to DST causing some technology to mess up the time changes. I have no idea whether or not this affects php’s DateTime object, but if it does then some of the alternate time zones displayed may be incorrect.

So to be more certain, convert Sunday, 28th March at 5:00pm UTC to your time zone.

Also, I know we have a few listeners outside of the areas covered, but don’t know their specific time zones. If your time zone isn’t covered in the list and you would like it to be added, tell me in the comments.

2 Responses to “European DST, and Agenda Countdown”

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Just noticed the counter when hitting a twitter link to show the agenda. I will try to enter the live recordings more often, I was a much better person in 2009. Love Podcast 17. The new format is much better, with focus and in-depth discussions. *high five*

:)
Here’s a funny fact about DST: we (in Romania) used to (until 2000 something ….) switch to and from DST at the same date as US did. The two weeks difference comes from the European Union. And since most developed countries are in it, if your own country has business plans there, then that said country will start to use the EU DST time.