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28 Mar 2022/01:05:47

Time, Timezones, Metric Time, Losing and Saving

Oxide and Friends Twitter Space: March 28th, 2022

Time, Timezones, Metric Time, Losing and Saving
We’ve been holding a Twitter Space weekly on Mondays at 5p for about an hour. Even though it’s not (yet?) a feature of Twitter Spaces, we have been recording them all; here is the recording for our Twitter Space for March 28th, 2022.
In addition to Bryan Cantrill and Adam Leventhal, speakers on March 28th included Tom Lyon, jasonbking, Matt Campbell, Akshay Kumar, Aaron Goldman and Simeon Miteff. (Did we miss your name and/or get it wrong? Drop a PR!)
Some of the topics we hit on, in the order that we hit them:
  • [@8:07](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=487) Y2K, leap years 
  • [@15:28](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=928) Matt’s stories 
  • [@23:29](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=1409) Jason: daylight saving time in Indiana 
    • “Time in Indiana” wiki
  • [@26:31](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=1591) Time zone database 
    • John Bemelmans Marciano (2014) Whatever Happened to the Metric System? How America Kept Its Feet book
    • Geopolitical aspects of time
    • Eastman plan calendar
  • [@32:23](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=1943) Aaron’s stories, setting clocks back, Leap Day
  • [@35:54](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=2154) Akshay: Ken Thompson’s six day work week?
  • Leap seconds 
    • Time of day hardware bug
  • [@48:54](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=2934) 2038 - the end of time 
    • Y2K problems
    • GPS week number rollover wiki
  • [@57:58](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=3478) Matt: Cory Doctorow’s “Epoch” short story podcast commissioned by Mark Shuttleworth
  • [@1:00:28](https://youtu.be/BHtfqleSHAs?t=3628) Ultimate, penultimate, antepenultimate
  • Oxide and Friends podcast!! 
    • transistor.fm launch point, has links to Spotify, Google, Amazon etc players
  • Laura Abbott (23 March 2022) Another vulnerability in the LPC55S69 ROM write up
If we got something wrong or missed something, please file a PR! Our next Twitter space will likely be on Monday at 5p Pacific Time; stay tuned to our Twitter feeds for details. We’d love to have you join us, as we always love to hear from new speakers!