Summer Time & Winter time adjustments [OT]

Andre Müller andre.mueller at
Thu Aug 18 04:03:31 PDT 2005

Declan Moriarty wrote:
> But the various time programs seem broken at best, and linux seems
> confused about clocks, having turf wars over this function & that one.
> [root at genius ~]# hwclock --show
> Wed 17 Aug 2005 20:28:09 IST  -1.008866 seconds
> [root at genius ~]# date
> Wed Aug 17 21:28:19 IST 2005
> [root at genius ~]# gettimeofday
> -bash: gettimeofday: command not found
> I presume that's what inspired ddate :-)
> What's the story? How do I sort that one?

some digression on ddate:
it goes back to a freak sixties book,
the principia discordia. the calendar
is based on units of five, the
"fuenfwissenschaft" gained popularity
through a later book, the "illuminatus!"
co-authored by a co-author of the
principia, robert anton wilson.

enough useless but fun knowledge,


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