Sunday morning was yet another exercise in futility, wasted time! and effort for no good reason also known as Spring Ahead! for Daylight Savings Time.

Personally we:
-walked throughout the house changing every clock we came across. still missed some;
-tried to get our radiosync wristwatch to update, ineffectively for 3 days now
-troubleshoot the interaction between a data logging computer running the -allsky camera in UT time with the house file server running local Eastern Time
– reset the weather station receiver time
– got 3 nights of very bad sleep as the cats still get up at 5am est and we don’t. No one has taught cats about daylight savings!

“The practice has been both praised and criticized.[7] Adding daylight to evenings benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours,[9] but can cause problems for evening entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun.[10][11] Its effect on health and crime is less clear. Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity,[12] modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly, and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited or contradictory.[13]

DST clock shifts present other challenges. They complicate timekeeping, and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, recordkeeping, medical devices, heavy equipment,[14] and sleep patterns.[15] Software can often adjust computer clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone, particularly when DST protocols are changed.[16]”

The above is part of the wikipedia article.
We agree to the part that says its time is past. When the primary energy saving was for indoor incandescent lighting, it did work as intended. In this day and age of air conditioners, massive home electronics, and efficient lighting, it does not work as intended.

A good article was found over at the Edmonton Sun newspaper:

“EDMONTON – There are not many weeks of the year in which I wake up and cry, “Oh, how I wish I lived in Saskatchewan.”
This is one of them.
Saskatchewan has a deliciously insouciant attitude toward daylight saving time. It simply ignores it. No springing forward. No falling back. With sturdy-minded prairie independence, Saskatchewan skips the whole stupid ritual.
Would that we here in Alberta might find the courage to follow Saskatchewan’s lead.
I hate daylight saving time.
Especially now, when we turn our clocks forward a full month earlier than we used to.
When the Americans opted to change the day on which they moved their clocks ahead in 2005, Canada meekly followed the U.S. lead. The logic, on its face, was unassailable. We needed to be in sync with our neighbour and largest trading partner. But what might make sense in the Lower 48 is a torment for those of us at higher latitudes.”