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Where's my timezone?

by ryan (Pilgrim)
on Feb 13, 2002 at 10:09 UTC ( #145121=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

My timezone, which actually equates to UTC+13/GMT+8/SGT is not listed. I'm an hour more than you provide, in Perth, Western Australia, which is the same as Singapore and Hong Kong

Am I going bonkers and someone from one of these cities can tell me how stupid I am, or is this a genuine oversight?


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Re: Where's my timezone?
by guha (Priest) on Feb 13, 2002 at 14:40 UTC
    My timezone GMT+1 used to display correctly before the move to
    Now I have had to change it to UTC+6 to get the correct time

    Which probably means

    GMT+1 == UTC+6 or die "The Monastary Wall Clock needs winding up!";
    I would like to change the world but God won't let me have the source code.
Re: Where's my timezone?
by little (Curate) on Feb 13, 2002 at 11:48 UTC
    Try the first entry in the dropdown list

    Have a nice day
    All decision is left to your taste
      That's the day before, 24 hours behind.

      If it is only times, not dates that get transposed then I'm happy, otherwise we're still not quite there.

      To help those that want to check/fix this is it right now Wednesday 13 Feb - 9:30PM in Perth. The options right now in the timezone drop down list show UTC+0 at Feb 13 8:30AM, thus counting up to UTC+13 gets you to my correct time. I am also known as GMT+08.

      My definitive stab-in-the-dark conclusion: UTC time on PerlMonks is 5 hours behind reality
        Well, you are right. It's a bug in the underlying data.
        grin As I write this it is 13.09 GMT (UTC+5), which means it is 22.09 in Perth (UTC+13), same day. So the dropdownlist provides wrong choices, because UTC-11 to UTC-7 are not correct, as they belong to the same day as UTC+-0 and not the previous.
        Why the heck does anyone in this world would chose not to use GMT+-x?
        Have a nice day
        All decision is left to your taste
        GMT-12 UTC-7
        GMT-11 UTC-6
        GMT-10 UTC-5
        GMT-9  UTC-4
        GMT-8  UTC-3
        GMT-7  UTC-2
        GMT-6  UTC-1
        GMT-5  UTC
        GMT-4  UTC+1
        GMT-3  UTC+2
        GMT-2  UTC+3
        GMT-1  UTC+4
        GMT    UTC+5
        GMT+1  UTC+6
        GMT+2  UTC+7
        GMT+3  UTC+8
        GMT+4  UTC+9
        GMT+5  UTC+10
        GMT+6  UTC+11
        GMT+7  UTC+12
        GMT+8  UTC-11
        GMT+9  UTC-10
        GMT+10 UTC-9
        GMT+11 UTC-8
        GMT+12 UTC-7
        Or did I just mix that up cause of our daylight saving stime? no?
(tye)Re: Where's my timezone?
by tye (Sage) on Mar 04, 2002 at 18:27 UTC

    The timezone chooser and "user's local time" features were broken. I've finally fixed them. [ They were using localtime() where they should have been using gmtime() -- the previous server must have been running in GMT ]

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
      There are several other places that exhibit this gmtime vs localtime issue.
      • Last Here: field on home nodes "Last here: Mar 07, 2002 at 17:41 (0 seconds ago)"
      • the by line of regular nodes "by monk on Mar 04, 2002 at 02:27"
      • Some of the XML feeds
      Just noting the errors, not necessarily adding them to your todo list. (if I cared that much about it, I'd just fix it myself ;-P


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