Stop the presses and inform the emergency agencies, the eastern state governments have extended daylight savings and there is nothing we or Microsoft can do about it. Duck and Cover!
Sensationalist hacks are calling this a mini-Y2K — they are more correct than they realise.
Once again nothing will happen and life will continue, your calendaring will not implode and civilisation will continue.
What evidence do I have for my outlandish "against the grain" claims?
We did the same thing in 2006 for the Commonwealth Games and the worst thing that happened then was the Opening Ceremony. Looking even further back to the Sydney 2000 games and the early daylight saving hours couldn't stop Cathy Freeman from a gold medal.
Timezone data changes all the time, it's what governments do — probably to keep the populace on their toes — and yet we still survive. We knew Gloria Gaynor was right.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.