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Clocks turn themselves

Sunday, March 09, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Last night was the "spring forward" night.  Permalink to this paragraph

Spring forward fall back. Permalink to this paragraph

And it's a sign of the times that most of the clocks in the house took care of themselves. The wall clocks have radio receivers that receive the time from a government clock, and when there's a difference, the clocks self-adjust. Permalink to this paragraph

All the computers self-adjust too. Permalink to this paragraph

My watch does not, and I had to change it manually. But so far that's the only one. Permalink to this paragraph

But maybe Amazon S3 is having a problem? Permalink to this paragraph

Weird message, it showed up four times and then went away. Permalink to this paragraph

Oh well. Onward! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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