I’d hate to be a BES Admin right now, and guys, I am so sorry you have to read this. You know that little attempt that was implemented to help conserve energy? You know, moving back Daylight Savings Time and having all of install patches on our devices as a result and in turn, dealing with a month’s worth of scheduling woes and whatnot? Well, looks like the plan didn’t really pan out.
“We haven’t seen any measurable impact,” said Jason Cuevas, spokesman for Southern, one of the nation’s largest power companies, echoing comments from several large utilities. That may come as no surprise to the Energy Department, which last year predicted only modest energy savings because the benefits of the later daylight hour would be offset.
Perhaps the biggest impact was felt by the computer users and Blackberry addicts who had to scramble for software patches to keep their digital devices on the right time.
Dan Hermann, a computer programmer in New York, updated his gadgets to the new daylight savings time three weeks ago, only to have them automatically shift forward by another hour on Sunday, the previous start date for Daylight Saving Time.
“I panicked. I thought I was late for church,” said Hermann.
Not to be sacrilegious, but if there were ever a time to pray, that’s probably the time to do it, right?