Unless you live in a country where the clocks never change (there are a lot of places like that as indicated by the countries and territories in red and the orange in Wikipediaâ€™s world daylight saving time map above), youâ€™ll have done what everyone in Europe and many other places did last night â€“ advance your clocks one hour to account for summer time.
So itâ€™s time for my bi-annual whinge about changing the clocks.
In our house, we have a lot of them. Some are old-fashioned analogue clocks that you need to wind by hand to keep them going, and manually change the time when needed.
Luckily, most of the clocks â€“ including the all-important bedside alarm clock â€“ are linked to a radio transmitter in Cumbria which automatically changes the time to and from BST via a radio signal.
Why canâ€™t my blog do something like that? Not by a radio signal but just automatically change the time on the server where its hosted (better still, give me a choice to set up in advance how I want the blog to auto-deal with time changes)?
It canâ€™t, so I had to remember to log in to WordPress and manually change the time zone setting.
Thatâ€™s just this blog: I have six others Iâ€™m involved with that I need to do the same thing with.
You would think that something so simple could be automated already.
If my simple little radio-controlled bedside alarm clock can do this, why not my DreamHost-hosted WordPress blog?
Maybe the real question to ask is why on earth do we still need to change our clocks at all. After all, more than half the worldâ€™s countries donâ€™t â€“ including well over 30 who used to and no longer do â€“ and they seem to get on just fine.