The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff

Jeroen W. Pluimers on .NET, C#, Delphi, databases, and personal interests

  • My badges

  • Twitter Updates

  • My Flickr Stream

  • Pages

  • All categories

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 2,949 other followers

UTC and ISO 8601, or GTFO

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/08

Always schedule your meetings in UTC, and use ISO-8601 date and time notation. Because time zone conversions are hard, especially with so many daylight saving time conventions.

I want not just a “UTC or GTFO” shirt, but a “UTC and ISO-8601, or GTFO” shirt.

It means I do not agree with [Archive.is] Colin Nederkoorn on Twitter: “Pro tip: Don’t schedule recurring meetings in UTC if you live in a place with daylight savings.… “ with multi-time zone teams: having it in UTC will balance out the DST changes over the teams.

Some more relevant Tweets that triggered me writing this post:

(Most via [Archive.is] schedule meetings in utc – Twitter Search / Twitter)

Reminder in 4.5 months: [Archive.is] Shaun McCance on Twitter: “This is your semi-annual reminder that most of the US starts DST on March 14, most of Europe starts DST on March 28, and Australia ends DST on April 4. So you should just go ahead and cancel all your meetings now.”

There are always XKCDs too:

–jeroen


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: