Sunday, April 06, 2014

Back to Standard Time

Last night New Zealand went back to Standard Time (NZST). I never paid much attention to these time changes until I moved to New Zealand. Time zones can matter a lot to expats.

The video above is and older one from one of may favourite YouTube explainers, ‪CGP Grey. The video explains Saving Saving Time and some of the many problems with it. It think it’s interesting.

I’ve never been too bothered by the clock changes, unlike so many other people I know. The autumn one doesn't bother me, maybe, because of the “extra hour” of sleep. Pushing the clock forward, like in Spring, is supposed to be relatively easy for people—well, some people, anyway.

The main problem I have with the clock changes is that it makes it harder to work out what time it is in another part of the world, like meeting up on Skype with a friend or family member in the USA, for example. I'd never be able to keep track of time in different parts of the world if I didn't have software to do it for me.

This year could have been harder than usual: I was up late working several nights the past week, but last night I went to bed at a relatively early 11pm and got my eight hours—more, actually, because of the time change. So, I felt remarkably rested this morning.

We also had some family visiting us this weekend, an impromptu thing. That was really nice. And I finished my work, which is even better. It was a very good weekend, indeed.

I wonder how I’ll feel tomorrow…


rogerogreen said...

This last Daylight Saving Time was BRUTAL for both The Daughter and me. And I can never figure out, without looking it up, what time it is in the UK, for about 3 weeks of ABC Wednesday. Hate it.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Because so many countries change their clocks at different times of the year, I've given up trying to remember what time it is somewhere else, I use Apps for that now.