February 22

I’d like to strangle the people who voted for the change in daylight savings time. Nothing like causing another Y2K-esque time for technology professionals. Great job! Already we’re seeing swaths of people with calendar data out of sync with reality.

My brain hurts trying to think of all the ways that this could possibly turn into a major 2 week nightmare. First there isn’t a ‘real’ patch for Windows 2000, it is after all not supported by Microsoft any more. Sure you can buy the patch for it from Microsoft, for $4000. Yippie! Like anyone in education has that kind of money to spend. Well ok, i’m sure there are a few, but we aren’t talking about them. What about all those poor saps that are home users still using Legacy Operating systems? You know who you are Mr. & Mrs. Win 9x. Not to mention Windows NT users.

OK enough of that… back to firefighting!

(thanks to Downgrade.org for the great acronym!)