With springtime drama nearly forgotten, DST ends Sunday

Last spring, the early arrival of Daylight Saving Time threatened to sow confusion among computer clocks programmed to make the shift in April, not March. Preparation prevented problems, at least at UC Davis.

Now DST is ending for the year, at 2 a.m. local time Nov. 4--probably without event, since any problems this fall should have shown up a week earlier, when the change was traditionally due.

Information and Educational Technology has updated its DST change site for the fall, just in case. The page has information and links. For help with campus computing problems, contact IT Express online or by phone at (530) 754-HELP (754-4357).

The shift means the United States will have 238 days of Daylight Saving Time this year, up from 210 under the old rules in 2006.