Happy clock change day

For those of you who aren’t from the vicinity of my locale, I should mention that here, in Israel, we shifted the clocks to DST tonight.

DST rules in Israel being the hodge-podge they are, a clock shift is always a mess, especially since historical operating system bugs have made the ill-advised habit of manually shifting the system clocks rather then adjusting the time-zone or having it automatically adjusted using a zoneinfo file take hold.

Having had to stay up all night to fix problems essentially caused inadequate planning and testing made me realize once more just how crucial planning really is.

Needless to say, that in systems where proper planning was done, the clock shift was performed quickly, easily and efficiently.


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