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Programmers & Time Zones

2024-02-12 17:37:05.113034+01 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

Since I've done some timezone stuff, all this, and more: Falsehoods programmers believe about time zones

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#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-12 18:52:37.621234+01 by: markd

Dave DeLong's list from 2018 is good too: https://yourcalendricalfallacyis.com

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-13 00:27:15.681789+01 by: meuon

At the core.. I'd be happy if everything were UTC. And we could agree on what that was.

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-13 01:46:20.323244+01 by: spc476

Oooh! We could have 86,400 different time zones! Oh wait, that might not be enough ... one for each population center! Yeah! That'll work!

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-13 15:33:49.255266+01 by: Definitely Not a Bot

Waiting for the Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Programmers listicle.

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-14 01:56:40.753549+01 by: Dan Lyke

  1. Programmers have never dealt with geographic data.
  2. Programmers have never written date code.
  3. Programmers have never dealt with currency.
  4. Programmers have never dealt with names.


#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-18 17:37:25.099165+01 by: meuon

Only in the last 20 years have I understood that I know very little about all 4.

Names are intereesting, in that in some places/cultures, to change case of the surname is insulting. ie: If my culture says my name is Mike HARRISON, Mike Harrison is diminishing it's power and authority.

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-19 05:21:38.345645+01 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I just saw a post referring to Tsherin Sherpa as "Sherpa", and I don't know if that's a horrible Western affectation, or appropriate.

#Comment Re: Programmers & Time Zones made: 2024-02-20 02:18:56.230007+01 by: TheSHAD0W

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY - Computerphile's epic and definitive rant on the subject

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