Is there actually a way to have Rails add/update rows with created_at and update_at using the current time zone as set on my server?
I have seen many Stack Overflow solutions where people stated how to display it on a Rails view with a selected time zone.
I have also found other Stack Overflow solutions stating that it should take the time zone from my server and update created_at and updated_at. This is not true at least for the Mac Mini Server I'm running on. I have it set to my local time zone. I also have
config.time_zone = 'Central Time (US & Canada)'
If you want to set the db timezone and you are using ActiveRecord, then add the following in your application config:
config.active_record.default_timezone = :local
This will use your sever's timezone on the database.