Daylight saving time

Well, you’ll have noticed, in Germany the daylight saving time striked once again… as per Romain I was reminded that many people have a problem remembering when the time is changed in which direction, so here comes my mnemonic (“donkey bridge;) ):

It’s just the same as with garden furniture. In summer you put them in front of your house, in winter you put them back in your cellar.

So this means the time was shifted back one hour from 3 am to 2 am this morning. The only thing when it gets weird if you have a computer which already did the change and something else stubbornly claiming nothing happened.

3 thoughts on “Daylight saving time

  1. Der Frank

    I seem to be one of the few people who actually like summer time (I prefer sunlight in the evening to sunlight in the morning), so my rule of thumb is like this: Each change comes with a good and a bad thing. Winter time to summer time: Good: Summer and sunlight Bad: One hour lost. Summer time to winter time: Bad: Winter and darkness Good: One hour gained.

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  2. Raphael

    I am surprised every time no matter the direction, so I never cared to remember. But you can figure it out easily if you remember that we have daylight saving time so that we can enjoy the day an hour longer in the evening.

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