I wonder if we'll put a stop to this moronic "daylight savings time" during my lifetime. Seriously.

I've had a pretty good routine going for the last month or so--waking up before my alarm clock goes off and feeling quite refreshed. Of course, after yesterday's time change that's all shot. I had to drag myself our of bed this morning because there wasn't yet enough daylight to convince my body that it was time to do so.

Oh, well.

In unrelated news, would anyone care to guess how many requests I've received for Yahoo! 360 invites? In addition to the 250+ who left comments on my previous blog post, I got a lot of direct requests via email too. I'm quite surprised at how many folks are looking for invites.

I hit the limit on day #1, so I'm long past being able to invite anyone else. But that doesn't seem to stop people from continuing to ask.


Posted by jzawodn at April 04, 2005 08:39 AM

Reader Comments
# Oliver Thylmann said:

I have a similar, but a lot smaller "problem" on my MBA summaries. I wrote about analyzing the industry environment once and it ranks very well in some search engines. From then on people started asking me for free analysis right in the comments (http://owt.typepad.com/oubs/2003/06/analyzing_the_i.html) and they now started eMailing me. I said again and again that there is no free analysis that I can provide.

Sometimes one wonders if they just read the headline and that's it. :)

on April 4, 2005 09:10 AM
# jim mcmurry said:

I have some invites left if you need them, drop me a note


on April 4, 2005 09:12 AM
# jim mcmurry said:

would help if there was an email

jmcmurry at gmail dot com

on April 4, 2005 09:14 AM
# JD said:

Even I have some invites left. You can drop comment on my entry: http://jdk.phpkid.org/index.php?p=1194


on April 4, 2005 09:15 AM
# Marc said:

I've got some too. Leave comments at http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2005/04/04/yahoo-360-invites-available/ (I can't get trackbacks to show up on Jeremy's site for some reason).

on April 4, 2005 09:51 AM
# Brian Benz said:

Yeah, everyone should have known that there is a limit on the number of invites that you had, Jeremy. It was right there in the original post. I mean, not in the text or the headline, but you can pick it up in the general psychic energy of the post if you press your forehead to the screen and concentrate real hard while reading the message. Try it!

on April 4, 2005 10:45 AM
# Gerardo Moad said:

I have some invitations left, too. Just ask at germoad at yahoo dot com

on April 4, 2005 11:10 AM
# Rasmus said:

DST and timezones in general should be deprecated.
Non 7-bit-ASCII languages should go away too.

on April 4, 2005 12:18 PM
# Ask Bjørn Hansen said:

You and the farmers don't like summer time; the rest of us think it's great. :)

- ask

on April 4, 2005 01:04 PM
# Harald said:

I bet people who complain about DST in April don't remember in July and August when they're enjoying an extra hour of afternoon/evening sunlight :-)

on April 4, 2005 01:10 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Ask: I think summer is great. I just think DST is stupid. Let's pick one time and stick with it.

Harald: I'll complain about this any time of the year. :-)

on April 4, 2005 01:15 PM
# badrad said:

Amen on DST being stupid. Screwed me up as well.

Anyway, I haven't used a single 360 invite, not sure how many you get, but whatever number that is, thats how many I have.

If anyone wants one, just drop me a note:


on April 4, 2005 02:06 PM
# Mike said:

Daylight Saving Time isn't moronic. Seriously. Learn its history.

BTW, it's "saving" not "savings".

on April 4, 2005 02:27 PM
# Security advsior for Yahoo said:
on April 4, 2005 02:50 PM
# kasia said:

DST isn't stupid.. regular time is!

on April 4, 2005 03:24 PM
# TDavid said:

Jeremy - why do you think it's "amazing" that so many people asked you for 360 invites? I'd think (and certainly could be wrong) that the assumption is that you can get more than the 100 invites that the rest of us mere Yahoo 360 mortals can get.

Also, those invitation threads are serious comment bait.

on April 4, 2005 06:25 PM
# Pooya Karimian said:

My yahoo account (pooyak) seems like infected to permanent a problem with 360. First day after your first invite when I was saving my settings I received some error and now I cannot login to the system. Even after receiving another new invite from another friend and pressing on the "continue" button I get redirected to the same page again! I filled a bug report first day but still the same. I was just curious to know how's the support system in Yahoo. Is it a centralized system for the whole Yahoo or different systems for every service? (cause it seems like all of them are under Yahoo! Help)

on April 4, 2005 06:34 PM
# Yogish baliga said:

Isn't it easier to create a Yahoo! groups, add all the email to it and send an invite to the group. 360 seem to consider this as one invite. :-)

on April 4, 2005 07:23 PM
# Dave said:

I also have invites for yahoo 360. Come and get em!

on April 4, 2005 07:48 PM
# mac said:

The link in the invite stops working after the first person (just like it does with gmail), so the Group thing doesn't work.

But yeah, it's strange that you couldn't just ask the 360 team to throw some more in your account ;)

on April 4, 2005 07:53 PM
# Greg said:

Funny, here in Indiana, we've been debating for the past 20 years whether we should jump on the DST bandwagon. There's a good possibility it'll pass this year, and we'll be on DST next year.

I say fooey on all that.

on April 4, 2005 09:11 PM
# David Zotter said:

For those that want 360 Yahoo beta accounts....

I can invite you.....

Send me a note..

zotter (at) gmail (dot) com

on April 5, 2005 01:02 PM
# jasun said:

It might have been handy if you told us all how many you had to give out ;)

on April 6, 2005 09:56 AM
# Carole said:

Sorry Jeremy, looks like DST is actually going to be extended:

on April 7, 2005 12:33 PM
# Search Engine Information said:

I have a couple more invites to give out, you guys can email me at site_tutor_catch@yahoo.com subject "360 invite".


on April 10, 2005 03:12 AM
# justin said:

I have yahoo 360 invites if anyone wants some. Just go to http://www.nj2.org and register with the website and leave a comment. I will give invites to all that ask for one

on May 11, 2005 08:43 PM
# Andrei said:

i would like an invite pls.


on June 21, 2005 03:08 AM
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