Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
With apologies to the band Chicago, I thought I'd respond to a recent comment from my pal Mark. Referring to a recent post, he wrote:
Chuck...really... You posted this at 3:42 a.m.?? Do you need some warm milk and a bedtime story? Geez! LOLAs I told Mark: No, I wasn't posting at 3:42 a.m. - but I should explain that the times listed on the blog aren't always what they seem.
Part of the reason for that is that the company that hosts the site - Blogger - is based on the west coast, so all the times listed are Pacific time. So if I publish a post at 6:00 p.m., it shows up as being posted at 3:00 p.m. (This is especially noticeable on the rare occasions when I live blog, and I seem to be publishing three hours before the event.) There's probably a way to fix this, but I'm not computer savvy enough to figure it out, so I just live with it.
But the confusion doesn't stop there. Blogger also allows me to schedule posts to pop up at any time - so I often schedule the posts randomly, just for the fun of it, and to give you, gentle reader, a good reason to check back here. I try to post here at least once a day, but it would be boring if the post always showed up at the same time. I know, I'm weird. But it's a good kind of weird, right? Right?