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03/07/2008 11:58:48 AM · #1
We wish to remind all users that Daylight Saving (Summer) time in the United States and Canada start this Sunday morning, 09 March 2008, at 02:00 AM local time. This will affect all site users, including those outside the US/Canada, in one of two ways:

Users in most of the US and Canada should remember to set their camera clocks forwards one hour. When setting the time, remember that most cameras use 24-hour time. Don't set your camera for 7:00 if it's really 19:00!

Users worldwide, as well as locations in the US and Canada that do not observe daylight saving time should be aware that since the DPC server is affected by Daylight Saving Time, this may change when challenge rollovers occur relative to your local time. To determine when rollover will occur, check the Current Server Time anytime after 03:00 AM on 09 March 2008. Although we cannot guarantee its accuracy, you may find it convenient to refer to this page as well.
03/07/2008 11:59:57 AM · #2
1 less hour to shoot for the current weekly member challenge. ;o)
03/07/2008 01:09:40 PM · #3
lalala - not for us in Arizona!
03/07/2008 01:13:36 PM · #4
Originally posted by redjulep:

lalala - not for us in Arizona!


Sorry to burst your bubble, but everyone will have 1 less hour to shoot since the server is going on daylight saving.

You just don't lose an hour of sleep. Which is probably more important anyway. ;o)

Message edited by author 2008-03-07 13:42:57.
03/07/2008 01:18:34 PM · #5
I'll have to wait until March 30. Always having trouble with an hour earlier or later, but since challenge rollover is in my sleeping time, I don't think I'll notice. Still, thanks for the warning!
03/07/2008 04:15:48 PM · #6
*bump*
03/07/2008 04:26:46 PM · #7
Yay!!!! we gain an extra hour of light at night time!
But we do lose one hour of sleep this weekend, but thats ok, I dont mind. That just means I can stay out longer photographing :D
03/07/2008 05:19:57 PM · #8
We lose an hour of sleep on Sunday, Tomorrow I am getting up at 4AM for a DPC GTG. I guess catching up on sleep this weekend won't happen.

03/07/2008 05:20:30 PM · #9
That means challenge rollover here is 1pm instead of 2pm - much more convenient for me when I'm at school. ;-)
03/07/2008 05:42:06 PM · #10
I don't like Daylight Saving Time. The extra hour of daylight drys out my lawn. ;-)

I have friends in co-workers in Norway. They go to Daylight Saving Time too. So, instead of getting dark at 11:00 PM it gets dark at midnight. That extra hour of light sure comes in handy over there!
03/07/2008 05:46:04 PM · #11
Originally posted by scarbrd:

I have friends in co-workers in Norway. They go to Daylight Saving Time too. So, instead of getting dark at 11:00 PM it gets dark at midnight. That extra hour of light sure comes in handy over there!

FYI, Europe won't be going to DST until later this month, 30th March I believe.
03/07/2008 05:51:31 PM · #12
Originally posted by Manic:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

I have friends in co-workers in Norway. They go to Daylight Saving Time too. So, instead of getting dark at 11:00 PM it gets dark at midnight. That extra hour of light sure comes in handy over there!

FYI, Europe won't be going to DST until later this month, 30th March I believe.


You can thank the current US administration's heady energy plan for that little gem.

We won't try to cut back on energy consumption, but hey, lets move the clocks before anyone else in the world. That'll save tons of energy. not.
03/07/2008 06:10:46 PM · #13
Ackkk...this always screws me up...LOL!!! Just when I get used to calculating the time difference, daylight savings comes around again!
03/08/2008 10:25:16 AM · #14
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by redjulep:

lalala - not for us in Arizona!


Sorry to burst your bubble, but everyone will have 1 less hour to shoot since the server is going on daylight saving.

You just don't lose an hour of sleep. Which is probably more important anyway. ;o)


Oh flip! You're right - I didn't think of that. Instead of 10PM it's now 9PM for us Zonies - deadline-wise, that is.
03/08/2008 08:50:08 PM · #15
Another reminder that the DST change is tonight...
03/08/2008 09:24:42 PM · #16
Originally posted by JRalston:

Ackkk...this always screws me up...LOL!!! Just when I get used to calculating the time difference, daylight savings comes around again!

Google has several free little plug-ins for world clocks - if you had Google as your homepage, you could set one of those clocks to DPC time and see it every time you open your browser :-)
03/09/2008 10:18:04 AM · #17
Final bump - the clocks have now changed!
03/09/2008 10:19:01 AM · #18
Reset my cameras! Thanks for the reminders. :)

03/09/2008 04:38:13 PM · #19
quick bump for the afternoon evening folks.

For those NOT affected by US Daylight Saving Time, be aware that the server IS affected, so rollover will be one hour earlier than you're used to!

For those who ARE affected, be sure you've reset your camera clocks!

~Terry
03/09/2008 04:50:18 PM · #20
And for those of who are affected by the change but hate getting up early to beat the sunrise, we now have an extra hour to beat the sun in the morning. :)
03/09/2008 05:37:34 PM · #21
Yeah, those of us not paying attention typed up all our notes and input all the information for a challenge submission, hit Submit, only to get the maintenance screen an hour earlier than expected. Can't say I wasn't warned, though. :)
03/09/2008 05:59:10 PM · #22
Originally posted by Melethia:

Yeah, those of us not paying attention typed up all our notes and input all the information for a challenge submission, hit Submit, only to get the maintenance screen an hour earlier than expected. Can't say I wasn't warned, though. :)


Deb, you are in Europe! We don't change til end of the month. Just make sure you submit before going to bed at 10:00pm each night:)))
03/10/2008 06:18:58 PM · #23
And for those fools like me... Check the date while you are there.... I've been a whole DAY out apparantly for a while :-o/
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