Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Byobu and UTC
We're right in the middle of a really annoying time of the year, when the USA has switched to Daylight Savings Time (DST), but the rest of the world has not yet.
The only way to keep things straight when communicating and scheduling with people around the world is to use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is basically a fixed reference point.
At the request of a Byobu user, I added a Byobu status plugin for UTC time ;-) It sits right next to your clock which shows your local time.
This is helping keep my meeting attendance straight, while I'm working in a timezone 2 hours off from my natural home timezone, in a country who's already on DST for 2010, but meeting with people 9 timezones away, in a country who's not. Woohoo!