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New blog post, More Clocks than Time, inspired by having to change so many of them last night for the switch to DST.

Cross-posted to both web and gemini.

hyperborea.org/journal/2021/03

gemini://hyperborea.org/log/2021-03-14-clocks.gmi

@KelsonV the only clock I'll have to change the 28th (which is when #Norway switches to #summertime), is an old alarm clock from my youth that I took with me from my childhood home in the Netherlands, which indeed is also in the bedroom.

Our microwave is a very plain one with an analogue timer dial, and all the other clocks (computers and phones) adjust themselves. Well, I guess I also have my DSLR camera, but I rarely use that one anymore. Perhaps it's still set to summertime. xD I think I might actually just set that one to UTC instead, and convert that to local time based on date and location when I need it.

We used to have a TV tuner that needed adjusting (which usually just meant turning it on to a channel so it would auto-adjust), but we got rid of our TV subscription when it would no longer be included in our internet subscription's price. I do occasionally miss its display though, so that one might get replaced with an alarm clock or similar at some point, just to have a 'glowing display of time' I can look at in the living room without having to grab my phone.

I do have two or three analogue clocks somewhere that I took with me from my family home, but I dislike reading analogue clocks, and the wife dislikes the sound of them ticking; she doesn't like the constant reminder of time passing.

Oh, perhaps the PS3 needs its DST switched on, though I rarely look at its time either.

Anyway, I think I have far less clocks to adjust than my parents had...

@FiXato I expected to have fewer clocks to adjust by now, but it hasn't worked out that way. Most of the auto adjusting ones are new categories instead of replacements.

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