[Blindapple] Off-Topic - Daylight Saving Time
tony at baechler.net
Tue Feb 13 04:26:32 EST 2007
Since we're way off topic anyway, what about Linux? I am responsible
for a Debian server so keeping correct time is critical. I have the
ntp package installed (recommended if your clock drifts) but I don't
think it takes timezones into account. I remember having to reset
the time last time the hardware was upgraded because it reverted to
GMT. Thanks very much for letting us know about this as I had no
idea daylight savings had changed this year.
Keeping this slightly more on topic, I found a document on asimov for
setting the Apple II clock card to daylight savings or some such
after the year 2000 since apparently you can only preprogram a few
time changes in advance because of memory limits on the card. I can
find it if anyone uses the Thunderclock card if I still have it. You
have to do some card reprogramming (hacking the card, basically) so
not for the faint of heart. Obviously that won't work under Dos 3.3.
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