Naked Security has a good post about Samoa’s move across the international date line. Using a single time base can be very valuable in recreating the history of an event or incident. Even if the clocks of all systems are synched using NTP, stitching together logs from systems in different time zones can be tedious, and such a thing generally happens as the result of something bad, where time is of the essence. The Naked Security post points out that there is even more peril than previously thought in using local time, when the local time changes due to some legal mandate.
Sadly, Samoa is going to completely miss my birthday this year.
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