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Re: [chat] Do timezone changes affect sysadmins more?


Jamie Wilkinson wrote:

> This one time, at band camp, Jill Rowling wrote:
> >If you "know" when all the machine crons are going to happen, do you get
> >more confused and jetlagged than your (non-sysadmin) co-workers on the first
> >day of work after daylight savings starts?
>
> The trick is to somehow set your clock 2 hours back, like my sister's bf
> did, and turn up to work at 5am.
>
> I think the main concern is to never have cron jobs lined up between 2 and
> 3am -- one day they'll never get called, another they'll get called twice ;)

Ideally a good cron server would cater for this and make sure the script got
called exactly once anyway.

Mick, going back into his hole for another 6 months.