Few Glitches Reported With Daylight-Savings Changeover
In the days and weeks prior to Saturday’s three-weeks-early daylight savings changeover, there was much hang-wringing about whether the change would cripple older computer systems and lead to widespread glitches.
But alas, in a repeat of 2000’s Y2K “crisis,” virtually no major problems were reported in the switch’s first 24 hours, with only a minor issue relating to an internal log viewing application causing IT pros any trouble at all. A large crash was also reported of web servers hosted by the GoDaddy Group, but it turned out to have been caused by a distributed denial of service attack which was not related to the changeover.
Most major software companies made patches available to update their products, and Circuit City made its firedog technicians available for assistance with the change.