I'm running into an issue where I'd like to use timezones in my
application, but I'd also like to use times in places where timezone
is not applicable. For example, I have a Store model, and I need to
track what time of day the store opens. I'm using time_select to edit
this field in my form, and when I submit the form with 0 hours, it
goes in the db as 05:00:00 (I'm in EST). Then when I refresh the form,
it reads this as 05:00:00, and so the displayed number for hours is
always 5 more than I entered. Seems to me that the translation to/from
utc is only occurring in one direction.
I'm posting this here on the advice of bitsweat from irc. If anybody
wants more information or a pastie of sorts, let me know.