I'm only one win away from Luvmycat1, but Glitch is keeping up with a good pace.
But, she's gotta slip up some time
Thanks for the points again P&A!
BTW - I like the new cursor thing on the KatKwery Standings page. Cleverly Cute!
I'm not sure if I ever had to change my clock to the correct time zone or not. I wonder what the default is on TCS... Mine is now set to GMT -5:00 - We live on the East coast, which of course is Eastern Time. Up until I went to college I always thought it was Eastern Standard Time (EST) all the time. Even though I was well aware of Daylight Savings Time, I didnt know it was considered part of our time zone settings - Eastern Standard Time (EST) becoming Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in March and returns back to standard time one minute after midnight again in November.
Personally I like daylight savings time, aside from the frustration of having to set the clocks back or ahead and remembering the "fall back", "leap ahead" adages. Without the change, the setting or rising of the sun gets out of hand at the end of fall. Not to mention the energy savings theory. Although I admit it is weird on the sleep schedule. When I was younger, I remember loving that extra hour to sleep in bed! It's kind of strange though, that most states and a lot of countries observe the savings time, but not Arizona or Hawaii.
I know that GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time just as UTC is the anagram for Coordinated Universal Time, which is the official world reference for time. Even though most of us are more familiar with the terms, "eastern time", "central time", "mountain time" or "pacific time" here in the United States, it is nice having GMT, as it takes the guess work out of who is how many hours away from where. It is nice to have a baseline of sorts.
I am well aware of the steps of changing my clock on TheCatSite if needed. I remember awhile back when I was more of a newbie having a question regarding our clocks at a time when I wasnt as familiar with where it was. Of course now I know right away that it is located in my User Control Panel (User CP) and is under my "Edit Options" setting.
Like I said, I do know what time zone I am in, and I know how many hours my friends who live in California and Washington State are behind us, I do admit to getting confused to some of the middle states that arent as obvious as the east coast or west coast. I remember once making a call to Texas and being quite surprised to find out they were only an hour back from our time. Well most of Texas anyway. Just seemed like Texas was so much further away
It would be kind of weird to be in Nebraska or South Dakota, or even Kentucky, in the middle of the state, where one minute your in one time zone and another step your in another. Same state... different times. Could come in handy if you need more time
And the time zone question couldnt come at a better time than now, with the Olympics going on right now. If you didnt realize it before, and you're a follower of the Olympics in China right now, you know that they are a day ahead of us. Maybe we should ask them what the lottery is tomorrow
My dad was in the Navy also, so I think I am more aware of the time zones as my mother always found an opportunity to teach my brother and me a lesson as we were growing up - we would not only track him on maps, but she would point out what time it was where he was, or what day. We always thought it was neat when he was a day ahead of us or what not.
Back to the daylight savings time, I think the clocks nowadays make it a lot easier to keep track of the change. My computer automatically changes in the fall or spring. My cable boxes automatically keep track. Even my phones change at the appropriate time. I always thought it was neat to watch the clock change from 1:59 to 3:00 in a minute's time! And I know when I was younger, even though I wasnt a partier, thinking it was neat when the bars were open an extra hour at night
Oh yeah, even my house thermostat has the DST detection. I was surprised when I found that out. Must have an atomic clock or something. So the only clocks I have to change manually are my alarm clock, and microwave. Oh and the stupid clock in the car