As everyone should be well aware, the daily contest runs from Midday of the one day, to the midday of the next (well 11:59am to be precise). Last time a lot of people were asking when was the right time to start publishing their hubs because they were outside the U.S. or outside the specific timezone, here's my suggestion on how to get it right...
* If you've got Windows (Vista) mouse-over your clock/date in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop.
* Click on "Change date and time settings".
* Select the "Additional Clocks" tab.
* Click on "Show this clock" and select the time zone of Pacific Time (GMT -08:00),
* Click OK!
Then you're done. When you mouse-over the clock/date in the bottom right hand corner of your desktop it will have Local Time and the one that you've added, which I've named "HubPages Time"!
My computer only gives me choice of 2 GMT times, and even these are not active. Having the two times would be good. Still, now I know PT is California, perhaps I'll have another go at web sites, and this page has given me the idea of setting a watch to PT time when and if I suss it out!!
Great tip Darkside, I like it a lot. Unfortunately I don't have Vista but I found this great work around.
Time and date is a website which allows you to enter the time you want (the start of the challenge) and enter your own country. It then converts the time and you then have the start time in your country.
It's not as good as Darkside's suggestion or a countdown clock but pretty cool.