Walter lives several hours in the future, which is probably why he is
always ahead of me. And the server is located on his cellphone, which
is why I always have to lug my computer up to the higher elevations to
get a good signal.
I wonder what time zone the poles are in…
On 10/30/07, Heather Kavanagh wrote:
This is quite correct. Softpress has, for some time, been operating
from a secret base deep under the Atlantic Ocean - just to the east
of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The whole Oxford thing has been a front for some time.
Yeah, as I wrote that I felt a bit prescient. Takes the edge off of
just being goofy.
Seriously, someday people will work from their cellphones like we do
from our laptops. Then, instead of being up against 700 million others
who want the same job, it will be billions. Talent will be reframed to
mean “closest to content that sells”.
On 10/30/07, Keith Martin wrote:
I did have http server software for my Newton, once upon a time.
Getting back to the time zone issue. When you say that your posts come up at a different time than you, are you referring to the time that’s noted on the Web site, the timestamp of the e-mails, or what?
I can add a general offset for how many hours you want everything shifted when it’s displayed on the Web. What I don’t know if I can fix is the timestamp that is sent by the server when it mails your messages to the rest of the list.
I am really talking about the times displayed on the website. My posts come up as being posted 4 hrs behind my UK time.
Can the site display times relative to the viewer?
This is not a big issue but since you are working your butt off to tweak the user experience for us I thought I would mention it.
Never mind the fact that the server is under water.
Okay, I think this is working as it should. Right now, the site should be displaying times in UCT or Greenwich time. If you go to your user page and change the time zone offset to the number of hours you are either side of Greenwich, you will get all times shown relative to you.
Oh, and it’s currently only possible to set this in even hour increments. Anyone who lives in one of those places where the time zone is a half hour off, please let me know what offset I should add for you. Unless you live in Burbank…
I hope not, but maybe. I haven’t built any smarts into it at the
moment, but there are numerous features in PHP that permit this. They
may be version-dependent, though. More investigation is required.
At the moment, I simply add 4 hours to server time to get to UCT.
Then I add your offset, whatever it is, and show the date. It’s all
wrapped up in one function, so improvements there will cascade
This is a subtle thing, to be sure, since the start and end of the
various “summer” times is not coordinated from country to country. To
do a proper job of this, I would need to extend the picker to not be
a dumb “number of hours” but an actual Time Zone + Locale.
Please do investigate, if you have time. The server is currently
running PHP 4.[something recent].
On Nov 1, 2007, at 8:31 AM, Joe Muscara wrote:
Dumb q - are we going to have to manually adjust this for DST changes?
It looks like the times being displayed are showing the “uncorrected” times on the thread listings for each forum. That is, if I go to the page for “Off Topic” and look at the last post time for this particular thread, it will not say 4:50 PM, but 9:50 PM (or so).
It looks like the times being displayed are showing the
“uncorrected” times on the thread listings for each forum. That is,
if I go to the page for “Off Topic” and look at the last post time
for this particular thread, it will not say 4:50 PM, but 9:50 PM