Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Webcam was down for 1 hour and 40 minutes!

Ha ha... funny story. So, for the little Webcam thing I have planned for tomorrow, I'm using UTC time, which for those of you who don't know, it is 8 hours a head of Pacific (5 ahead of Eastern)...

For those of you who are wondering why UTC, it's because when you program with Javascript, and you want everyone who views your see time-based content at the same time, then the simplest way is to use UTC time, because every computer knows UTC time... at least it does if you set the time and time zone correctly on your computer... anyway, back to the point at hand...

So, I was using UTC time to determine when to automatically update the webcam picture for what I should be doing tomorrow... and I never set a value for the picture if the time was before 17:40 UTC. So, right now it is 17:51 PST, but I didn't realise that in UTC time it was 1:51 tomorrow... lucky thing I looked at my blog though, because my webcam was down!

anyway... problem fixed. Everything should be set for tomorrow,

I have my boarding pass... and tomorrow I'll check my baggage curb side on my way in. (which FYI cost me $15!)

Later,

SteveO