I think it was System Administrator Appreciation Day three years ago when I lost my job. :( But were I working, I'd be planning on attending local geek beer at a minimum, which I may do anyway. :) It's the last Friday in July: this year, that's 31 July 2009, or 2 weeks from tomorrow. Go hug your sysadmin, if they'll let you, :) and buy them a beer or a new car or something. Or go point them at the official web site — if they don't know about it, they'll probably be appreciative. :)
Even if it's unfair and they're our allies, it's kind of refreshing to hear a nation other than the U.S. be called "evil." Iran also put some sort of Evil Eye curse on Hillary and caused her to break her elbow. Maybe we'll have WWII all over again, where Britain is responsible for the Middle East and we're charged with, um, handling the Pacific. Europe will be up for grabs this time. Maybe the Scandinavians will take it and invade Russia up to the Urals, since they can handle the cold. Denmark and Finland can attack Poland from opposite sides and partition it. Or maybe not.
I think there was another study I heard about when we went through the last round of DST changes that also confirmed we don't save energy with it. Anyway, my opinion is that noon is when the sun is highest in the sky. Let's leave it as close as we can to that, ok?
BTW, the change is tomorrow. Set your clocks forward an hour tonight, lose an hour of sleep, and increase your likelihood of getting in a car accident tomorrow (yes, really). :(