specific time verification

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Oct 26 09:01:38 CDT 2000

We're working on this specific issue on our customizations of MRBS (see both
http://ag.mcs.anl.gov/scheduling/ and http://mrbs.sourceforge.net/) so that
the db stores schedules in UTC and the php converts it to the client
machines local time zone for display...


PS -- I'm haphazardly answering because this has been on my whiteboard for
about a week, but I've been scarcely online -- we're building a couple of
new things for SC00...

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov]On
>Behalf Of Mark D. Johnson
>Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 8:23 AM
>To: Don Morton
>Cc: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
>Subject: Re: specific time verification
>UTC is a great idea.  I was thinking that in the back of my head,
>but wasn't sure
>about acceptance.  People can always go to a work time clocks page like
>http://www-fp.mcs.anl.gov/fl/accessgrid/clocks.htm and see UTC and
>convert to
>local time.  We could have the clocks show all time zones.
>Don Morton wrote:
>> "Mark D. Johnson" wrote:
>> >
>> > Mary,
>> >     Will there be an automated reservation system online in
>the future?  And
>> > maybe have something that would post the times in all zones?
>> > -mark
>> Thinking back to my military days, one could always adopt posting
>> all times in UTC (Universal Time Coordinated), formerly GMT
>> (Greenwich Mean Time).  Every site would be able to readily
>> determine how many hours they were behind/ahead UTC, accounting for
>> daylight time, etc.  It's actually quite convenient once you
>> know where you are in relation to UTC.  Particularly when AGN
>> sessions become more international, having to convert between
>> the numerous time zones would be a royal pain in the butt.  If
>> sites only have to convert relative to the UTC standard, it
>> will be much easier.  Perhaps now would be the time to adopt
>> something like this?
>> Just my opinion after spending years as a ham operator and military
>> person :)
>> --
>>    Don Morton                     http://www.cs.umt.edu/u/morton/
>>    Department of Computer Science       The University of Montana
>>    Missoula, MT 59812 | Voice (406) 243-4975 | Fax (406) 243-5139

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