February 2022

Reflections on the Metaverse

"Download this Show" in From Tinder with Love 17 Feb 2022, 11:05am on ABC Radio was discussing VR and whether the Metaverse has a future … suddenly I was transported back 15 years and realised I had heard a similar story … the story of videotelephony. Read More...

Testing time

One of the fun things about daylight savings time is the need to test your code around the times it changes.

"Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so"

Douglas Adams

Firstly let us be clear time does not go backwards or jump forwards in daylight savings … time itself just ticks on like it usually does … the only thing that changes is that the representation of time on the clock changes.

Unfortunately many of the libraries we use do not make it absolutely clear about how they relate to system time and representational time. After all if you live in most places in the world there are only a couple of hours that are affected…

Perhaps we need a way to test this and other changes like leap years … and if it were convenient then we might actually do this regularly