Thursday, November 16, 2006

Weird timestamps, explained

OK, for those of you (currently only John and me) who may be wondering what crazy time the blog is recording, the answer is that it is set on UTC, which stands for Universal Time Coordinated. Formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time. This is useful, since people are posting from more that one time zone, and UTC doesn't change with Daylight time or Standard.

Subtract 6 hours from UTC to get CST, 5 hours to get EST or CDT, or 4 hours to get EDT.

Simple. :)


davidshu said...

Looks good guys! This should be a welcome reprieve from the blogs I read around campus... :)

Alan said...

and just what sort of blogs would those be?