[Accessibility] Fall/Spring time change

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Oct 8 14:51:02 PDT 2008

I've been tweaking the URI in my agenda emails as well. I note the last
field in the URI, p1=10, appears to specify U.S. Eastern. When I ran the
meeting planner for Pete's time based on Austin, it gave p1=24.

So, have you ever seen a list of these values. It would be cool to just
build up the string without having to fill out the form on their site,
but one would need to reference the correct anchor time zone.


PS: I think time and date .com is pretty cool. I looked at the page
detailing late 2008 time changes and note that moves to daylight time in
the southern hemisphere actually began in August. Wow. I didn't know
that. I knew we were heading at the semi-annual discrepency between
Europe and the U.S., and I knew Israel was on a different schedule
still. But, I had no idea the spread is actually over 3 months; to say
nothing of all the national variations--including half hour and even
quarter hour variances.

Gregory J. Rosmaita writes:
> aloha, pete!
> i use the fixed meeting planner at:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
> to provide a link (which i tweak every time i put up an agenda for Open
> A11y or the Expert Handlers group) which allows individuals to quickly
> ascertain what the date/time information is for that individual's location;
> refer, for example to the hyperlink "find your time zone using the Fixed
> Time Clock" on:
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/Accessibility/Minutes/Agenda20081014
> in the past, we have switched the meeting times for the Open A11y WG
> and expert handlers calls from 1800h UTC during daylight savings time
> in north america, to 1900h UTC during non-daylight savings time -- since
> there is such overlap in when different localities switch daylight 
> savings time, this is the best convention/compromise we've been able to 
> come up with so far...
> hope this helps -- if you need more info or assistance, just give me a
> shout...
> --------------------------------------------------------
>              A busy man complained one day:
>         "I get no time!" "What's that you say?"
>            Cried out his friend, a lazy quiz;
>          "You have, sir, all the time there is.
>      There's plenty, too, and don't you doubt it--
>           We're never for an hour without it."
>        -- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Gregory J. Rosmaita: oedipus at hicom.net
> Camera Obscura: http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/index.html
> Oedipus' Online Complex: http://my.opera.com/oedipus
> --------------------------------------------------------
> ---------- Original Message -----------
> From: Pete Brunet <brunet at us.ibm.com>
> To: Accessibility-ia2 at lists.freestandards.org
> Sent: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 09:10:23 -0500
> Subject: [Accessibility-ia2] Fall/Spring time change
> > In the US daylight time ends on November 2 so we may have to 
> > adjust our meeting times starting Nov 4.  For those of you 
> > outside the US what time chnages if any are coming up for you?
> > 
> > Pete Brunet
> > 
> > IBM Accessibility Architecture and Development
> > 11501 Burnet Road, MS 9022E004, Austin, TX 78758
> > Voice: (512) 838-4594, Cell: (512) 689-4155
> > Ionosphere: WS4G
> ------- End of Original Message -------


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