DST is surprisingly complicated when you look at it in detail.

Countries that do observe DST may begin and end DST on different dates AND those dates can change from year to year.

Tell me about it, right? … well at least I’ve never had to use VSS. Oh god.

Screw this, I’m going to go program some blinky lights and push buttons. All within good ol' America/Los_Angeles.

(… aaaaand this post made sense to like six people.)


Pete -

The abbreviation UTC is an odd compromise. The French wanted to use the abbreviation TUC (temps universel coordonné) and the English wanted to use CUT (coordinated universal time). The compromise was UTC, which doesn’t actually abbreviate anything.


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