Tag: Daylight Savings Time

In The Minority With DST

October 24, 2012 0 Comments
In The Minority With DST

Thanks for the comments about Daylights Savings Time. I am glad a few other people question this archaic practice. Look, I know it is not the most earth-shattering problem in the world, but if we can easily remedy small things that are not good for society, we should. After doing a little more research, it […]

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Down with DST!

October 23, 2012 2 Comments
Down with DST!

It is almost that time of year to do something really dumb! No, not dress up as Gumbi, have too many adult beverages, and fall flat on your face at a Halloween party. It is nearly that time of year for Daylight Savings Time! (DST) Check out this past blog post to read about the myriad of […]

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Northern Lights Fail, but Tiny Lights=Progress

March 9, 2012 0 Comments
Northern Lights Fail, but Tiny Lights=Progress

Well, the much talked about solar flare turned out to be a bust. We were lucky enough to have clearing skies after midnight last night but I did not see any northern lights. I even turned our skycam to the north and recorded the sky but to no avail. It there were some faint northern […]

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Turn your clocks back TONIGHT!

November 5, 2011 0 Comments

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour tonight before you go to bed, as daylight savings time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Ever wonder why we do this crazy clock turn back?  ABC News has an interesting article that explains the story: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/daylight-savings-time-2011-set-clocks-back-weekend/story?id=14887781  It’s also a good idea to test and change the […]

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Fanciful Bio Bay

November 3, 2011 0 Comments
Fanciful Bio Bay

  Before commenting on anything else, I wanted to return to a subject I brought up a couple of weeks ago – the northern lights. I am still depressed about missing them. They were so spectacular. Something else I mentioned in that blog post was the propensity for the “ocean to glow”. While it has […]

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Snow Chances

October 12, 2011 3 Comments
Snow Chances

Now that we are approaching the time of year when we turn our clocks back to standard time, it is time for me to bang the drum to eliminate this irrelevant and energy wasting ritual. As I have mentioned previously, the original reasons for changing our clocks with the seasons are no longer valid (and […]

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It’s all about TIME!

March 26, 2011 1 Comment
It’s all about TIME!

At the time I write this I am sitting in a dark office, I can’t completely shut everything down but I am doing a little bit to participate in Earth Hour.  We are going to show this tonight on the news and I will post the video once it airs.  Earth Hour is an event […]

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Earthquake in Japan

March 11, 2011 0 Comments
Earthquake in Japan

First I want to let everyone know that I will NOT be reminding everyone to turn their clocks ahead this weekend. I don’t think it makes sense anymore (as explained in previous blog posts) so I am not going to be the one to remind you to turn your clocks ahead Saturday night or early Sunday […]

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Chileans Control the Sun!?

March 4, 2011 1 Comment
Chileans Control the Sun!?

If you have read the blog recently you know that I am on a minor crusade to end Daylight Savings Time (read the reasoning here) and an even weaker crusade to change the seasons. It appears the country of Chile is going to even more extremes in order to save on energy costs. According to this […]

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Daylight Savings Time Revisited

February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Daylight Savings Time Revisited

March is rapidly approaching, which reminds me that I haven’t yet started the movement to repeal Daylight Savings Time. I wrote about this issue last year but did not try to gin-up  support. The original reasoning for instituting Daylight Savings Time was to save energy. According to recent research out of Indiana, Daylight Savings Time […]

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