We've probably all noticed that there are "shifts" on Any Port, and that certain other members are on at the same time. Well, not really. When I'm up very late at night I'm liable to run into Hwinpp because he's starting work in the morning where he is. About the time I'm ready to pack it in and go to bed, Kerouac is liable to log on because he's just gotten up.
I am in the Central time zone. Off the top of my head, the other anyporters in the same zone are Casimira, Lola, Louis XIV, DonCuevas, Livaco, and Imec. Who else?
I always seem to be able to be on the same time as hw,weird as it is ,he's into the next day. It used to throw me off because he'd be on when I went to sleep ,and still be on early in the a.m. and I used to think he was on the board all night! I always know it's past my bedtime when K. comes on.
It's disconcerting to get email or PMs from people in the European time zone telling me that they're off to bed, when for me it's only four in the afternoon. To give an idea -- it's 10:40 in the morning as I write this, but 5:40 in the afternoon in Paris.
I'm in Eastern Time Zone - I imagined bixa two time zones west of me - but see that the vast majority of Mexico is in Central, and only the northern half of Baja California is in Pacific. I have a lot of correspondents in Central Europe Zone (usually 6 hours difference) and some in Argentina (2 hours ahead of us, though it gets messed up a lot depending on summer times). The Central Europe Zone is confusing, as it also includes most of what thinks of as Western Europe, even Spain (though not Portugal, which is in Western).
Central Europe time covers a huge swath from Spain to Poland, so there is a great variance from real (solar) time.
I'm an early riser, as many have figured out. I work better in the early morning than late in the evening, and I have clients in Europe as well as here.
We are on east coast US time from about March to October. Last week we changed the clocks ahead for spring, so we are an hour ahead and will be two hours ahead once the US changes back. It confuses my parents to no end.
Actually, in the US recent studies found that we were using more energy in the dark mornings than we were saving in the evenings, up until the lengthening of daylight savings time a few years ago when we did begin to show a net savings of energy. So if we're going to share a calendar for Daylight Savings Time changeover dates, it should by OURS, not yours, Kerouac2. But I still favor leaving the clock alone. 12 noon is/should be when the sun is directly overhead, and we shouldn't have to re-calculate around that.