Mouse-Mouse and WordPress Oddity

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Geekery | Posted on 14-03-2008

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I will not pro­vide a pho­to, but I fig­ure this point­ing device would be all-too pop­u­lar with any felines or canines in your house­hold. I would­n’t ever imag­ined such a thing if the Instructa­bles peo­ple had­n’t sent out an email plea to who­ev­er abduct­ed Mouse-Mouse from their table at SXSW to please return him.

As slick as Word­Press is, would­n’t it make sense for it to fig­ure out some­thing like day­light sav­ing time? I mean, if you could just click some­thing, the way you do in Win­dows, to say, “Yes, I’m in an area that observes DST” it would be much, much eas­i­er than going through every bloody WP instal­la­tion for which you’re respon­si­ble and man­u­al­ly chang­ing the time, which is what I just real­ized that I need to do. I’m sure I would have noticed if there’s a plu­g­in to pro­vide that func­tion­al­i­ty in the Plu­g­in Repos­i­to­ry, and I don’t think there is one.

I tried Time Zone Cal­cu­la­tor, but it just seems to fig­ure var­i­ous time zones and will dis­play them in a wid­get or wher­ev­er you want to call it via php. That does­n’t help me. Auto­mat­ic DST change func­tion­al­i­ty seems a no-brain­er to me, so why isn’t it built in, and since it isn’t, why isn’t there a plug-in?

Have I men­tioned late­ly how incred­i­bly stu­pid I find DST? I’m total­ly unsur­prised to learn that it does­n’t save a bit of ener­gy, any­way.