F**k timezones

"Seriously, fuck timezones. Pretty soon we'll all be living in space, and our ludicrous sunshine-upon-a-sphere-based localised time naming bullshit will be a laughable relic of the ancient world. Until that time, we still have to wrestle with poxy timezones; this page makes that easier."

I am going to write up here a proper explanation of http://timezon.es. In summary:

  • Human brains are terrible at accounting for time zone diferences
  • Daylight savings compound the nightmare
  • I couldn't find a service online to answer the simple question "when it's 9 o'clock in Seattle, what time is it in Berlin?"
  • This is an exercise in client-side javascript + jQuery. No calculations are performed server side, despite this (in many cases) making things much easier.