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57266Re: [ccd-newastro] DST Update

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  • Neil Fleming
    Mar 1, 2007
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      Yes, we'd all like to be "suing" Microsoft <g>.

      Thanks for the note, Rob.

      ...Neil

      --- Rob Marceau <rob.marceau@...> wrote:

      > Hi all,
      >
      >
      >
      > If you are suing a Windows based PC, here is a link
      > for reading up on and
      > downloading Microsoft’s patch which will make sure
      > that your PC’s clock is
      > updated correctly:
      >
      >
      >
      > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836/en-us
      >
      >
      >
      > If you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update
      > regularly, you may already
      > have this patch.
      >
      >
      >
      > This may not solve DST problems for all
      > applications, but it will ensure
      > that the Current Time they are getting from the PC’s
      > clock is correct.
      >
      >
      >
      > This one looks like it might be more fun than Y2K
      > was.
      >
      >
      >
      > Hope this helps.
      >
      > Rob Marceau
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com] On
      > Behalf Of Michael Sherick
      > Sent: February 28, 2007 4:57 PM
      > To: ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [ccd-newastro] Time Shift ??
      >
      >
      >
      > DDW will not sync automatically to the PC Date and
      > Time. You will need to go
      > into the "Configuration" settings and un-check
      > Daylight Saving Time.
      >
      > Mike
      >
      >
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      >
      > Rick Wiggins <HYPERLINK
      >
      "mailto:rickwiggins%40earthlink.net"rickwiggins@-earthlink.-net>
      > wrote:
      > Hi gentlemen,
      > Has anyone determined all the ramifications of the
      > new time change
      > (March 11) vs. the old daylight savings time change
      > and how that all
      > relates to all our automated equipment and software?
      >
      >
      > Here are some things I am beginning to ponder:
      > 1. AP mount - DST can be manually turned on and off
      > so it is a matter
      > of remembering to turn on on MArch 11 th.
      > 2. TheSky Software - I believe I have mine set to
      > take time from the
      > PC, but I am not sure the best approach here yet.
      > 3. PC - Well, I don't know what my variosu PCs will
      > do.
      > 4. CCDSoft, and image acqusition programs - I don't
      > know, but the
      > worst that probably happens is the time is
      > incorrectly logged (I think)
      > 5. Dome controllers (for me DDW) - I will be looking
      > in the manual,
      > but I am guessing that it syncs time with the PC.
      > Many more...
      >
      > I think it boils down to this.
      > A) Programs that are set manually will be fine as
      > long as we remember
      > to set them - No different from any other year
      > B) Programs that sync to PC will follow whatever the
      > PC does (TBD)
      > C) Programs that have automated DST functions may
      > not set themselves
      > correctly on March 11th requiring us to manually
      > change them to match
      > DST. Then they will probably reset themselves again
      > on the previous
      > DST date (I think April 1st). Could be a nasty April
      > Fool's joke!
      >
      > If you have already figured it all out, want to post
      > other possible
      > isues, etc. ...Please respond.
      > Thanks, Rick
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