i have a client windows app which will send the UTC time and the UTC offset. I want to store that properly in rails for each record, so later i can show the time in the context of that PC. I would use start_time.in_time_zone("Asia/Magadan") which i would get when the records comes in, using ActiveSupport::TimeZone[UTC_OFFSET]
hm, do you have a suggestion? Should i store the utc offset (instead of the region string like "Asia/Magadan") + if DST applies at that moment ?
ok so you would store UTC + offset in a single field, in my case the "start_time" field