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Old October 16, 2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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Downtime on Fri, Oct 16?

G'day. Can somebody help me out with the time?

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Maintenance downtime on Fri, Oct 16

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TFL will be offline for maintenance at roughly 1pm-2pm Eastern, 10am-11pm pacific on Friday, in order to add more memory to the server.
I set my TFL clock at 'GMT+10' hours. I think Australia is about 16 hours ahead of the USA.

It also looks like 'Eastern' only needs 1 hour, but 'Pacific' must be a lot slower as they need 13 hours.
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Old October 16, 2009, 06:53 AM   #2
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LMBO. Looks like a typo!
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Old October 16, 2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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Yes, the "10am-11pm" was a typo, and it's been corrected.

However, since the first one (the Eastern time) is the one out of synch with your Aussie clock, I don't have a real answer for you, other than "it's wrong".

If the maintenance will start at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time today (Oct. 16th) in the US, then that will be 8 PM Eastern Summer Time in Australia on Oct. 15th. (Summer Time started a few weeks ago and is GMT +11 in QLD.)

-I think-

Time math is one of the more difficult concepts, in my opinion.
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Old October 16, 2009, 11:06 AM   #4
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yeah I originally had it 11am-12pm pacific, and I pushed it earlier by an hour and forgot to change the am/pm

next time I'm using 24hr time. Particularly with this crowd, nobody should have a problem with it.

Starts in about 1hr... 1700 UTC / Zulu

Incidentally, you can fix the timezone thing: In usercp, under "edit options", set your timezone to what it is WITHOUT daylight saving time. Then underneath that, pick the option "automatically detect DST settings". I haven't ever looked at how vbulletin does that, but I think it uses javascript to check the local time and use that.
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Old October 16, 2009, 04:44 PM   #5
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G'day.
I thought it was just a typo. I actually read it about 3 or 4 times before I saw it. I thought it was amusing. ( I'm good at it myself. )

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If the maintenance will start at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Time today (Oct. 16th) in the US, then that will be 8 PM Eastern Summer Time in Australia on Oct. 15th. (Summer Time started a few weeks ago and is GMT +11 in QLD.)

-I think-

Time math is one of the more difficult concepts, in my opinion.
No daylight savings time in Queensland, just the southern states.
Time math can get confusing. Australia is ahead of the USA, you put us behind. (The maintenance shut should of happened here on Saturday the 17th, 3 am)

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Old October 16, 2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Oops!

See? I told you time math was difficult - especially for me!

Actually, I knew you were ahead of us, but I thought that meant events occurred at an earlier time/date there than here. I was thinking backwards - not an unusual occurrence.
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Old October 19, 2009, 07:27 AM   #7
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Thanks TYME

G'day. Thank you for your detailed updated post.

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Maintenance downtime on Mon, Oct 19

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TFL will be offline for maintenance on Monday at roughly 12pm (noon) to 1pm CDT (central U.S. daylight time), in order to add more memory to the server. Barring alien abductions or other strange phenomena, the upgrade should take less than an hour.

1300-1400 (1pm-2pm) EDT atlantic coast U.S. time
1000-1100 (10am-11am) PDT pacific coast U.S. time
0400-0500 (4am-5am Tuesday) AEDT Australian eastern daylight time (NSW)
2000-2100 (8pm-9pm) Baghdad time
0100-0200 (1am-2am Tuesday) in China (also Taiwan and Hong Kong)
2230-2330 (10:30pm-11:30pm) in India

1700-1800 GMT/UTC/Zulu

The scheduled time hasn't changed, I just added a bunch more timezones.

This was originally planned for Friday, but plans never go according to plan. I couldn't get ahold of anyone to confirm that I could get into the colo.
I could not help but LMBO when I saw all of the diferent time zones listed. Still needed to adjust for my time zone.
I can do the math myself. 1700 + 1000 - 2400 = 0300. This means I should be asssleep while it all happens.
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Old October 19, 2009, 09:53 AM   #8
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You're asleep in the middle of the day??

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