Posts Tagged ‘timezones’

Z2k9 Bug Strikes The Zune

From the company that brought you Windows ME, and Windows Vista, Microsoft Corporation today introduced the world to the Z2K9 bug. Apparently all 30GB Zune’s reboot and freeze due to a bug in the date/time drivers. Classic. Microsoft’s solution is to simply wait until 2009 (a few more hours). Even more classic. This does bring […]

Time Sucks

One of the hardest things to program is the Date and Time. This is especially true when your doing it on the web. Why is that? Using a unix timestamp is immensely helpful and resolves many of the complexities, but it does have some issues (besides the Y2K38 bug). Well lets take a look at […]

Daylight Savings Extended?

I’m curious what the tech community thinks about extending Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings has long been a pain in any developers side as it varies depending on timezone (and sometimes country). It’s the reason why many webApps stick to GMT or UTC, rather than allow users to customize to their own timezone. No matter […]

Coding with Timezones

I’ve got a bit of a complex question here for all you professional web developers: Environment Website targeting international users in all 24 timezones. Website based in US. Problem Summary How do you handle timezones correctly? What is the best strategy? Problem Expanded The particular problem I see is Daylight savings. I’ve seen several sites […]