Daylight Savings Time has a way of wreaking havoc on computer systems. I mention this because I set out to post about the Colorado Springs Local Foods Meetup March events this morning, but I can’t get WordPress to post the pictures. What is a post about food without pictures?
I blame this on the time change.
Things like this used to happen twice a year at the big corporation where I worked for ten years. The computers didn’t know what time it was anymore, and they got all tied up in knots. Paralyzed with anxiety, they would simply stop or they would frantically start doing things that didn’t make any sense.
Computers are surprisingly rigid about these sorts of things.
This does not happen on the Homestead. We are very adaptable. The chickens were pleasantly surprised when I let them out earlier. The cats and dogs merely wondered if I was going out of town, which is what usually happens when I get up early.
Even the coffeemaker adapted well, since we just push the “on” button when we get up.
Why do we change the time twice a year? It seems like an awful lot of trouble. What time will we eat? How do we know when to get up? How will we remember what time it is in Arizona?
I would write to Congress to suggest they pick a time and stick to it, but they never listen to me. Instead, I’ll just post this pictureless essay and spend the day being grateful my homestead is not governed by confused machines. Everything will go pretty smoothly.
Even if no one around here knows what time it is.
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