Sunday, April 5, 2009
Time zones are a funky concept. I was trying to figure how to convert 18:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) into my own time, so I used the magical Google machine.
Mon dieu! What a plethora of cool sites there are to explore. GMT Time Converter taught me my amazing factoid for the day: Pacific Time Zone is GMT-7.
For now, that is. During Daylight Savings Time. After Nov. 1, 2009, PT is GMT-8.
We have friends in the Republic of Ireland and U.K. and Italy and France. They feel very far away. But at least now I know how to calculate our relative times of day, so I can speculate what they're doing at certain times. That makes me feel empowered, which may sound stupid, but it's nonetheless true.
Actually, all I have to do is look at the lower right corner of my Facebook page. I often see my overseas friends are online to chat. Hooray! That is the best invention ever.
In case you're wondering why I had to figure out what my time is at 18:00 GMT, it's because one of my favorite bloggers in England, Alexandre Fabbri,-------------->
checks his blog chat around then each day. I have such a variable schedule that I couldn't commit to such an arrangement for my blog, but I think it's neat.
Oh - and that cool graphic at the beginning? I found it at TheBestTyme.