[new post] What the Royal Astronomical Society in 1884 Tells Us About Python Today

Wow, it’s been a productive week: two new posts! Previously I wrote about the role of nascent daylight saving time in a labor dispute in Canada a century ago. Now I’ve written about subjects nearer and dearer to my heart: writing localized datetime code and the esoterica of the IANA time zone database.

What the Royal Astronomical Society in 1884 Tells Us About Python Today

https://typesandtimes.net/2019/05/royal-astronomical-society-python


I’m taking a break from writing for a while. The next post after that will be about the history of — and current software bugs caused by — daylight saving time policies that change the clocks at exactly midnight. 🕰

[new post] Fighting the Clock in the Amherst General Strike of 1919

What started as an intention to post on social media then became a larger blog post:

Fighting the Clock in the Amherst General Strike of 1919

100 YEARS AGO TODAY, one-third of Amherst, Nova Scotia launched a three-week general strike to reduce the work day from 10 hours to 9. Among the targets of their anger was the “capitalist plot” of DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. ⏰🏭🇨🇦

>>> Read the whole thing on the blog! <<<

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