Topic: Local/UTC Time

So I am running an app on a host in Australia, but I am in the US. New records posted to the database get timestamped to Sydney time in the created_at and updated_at columns. But how do I change the config so that the app uses my local time (east coast US)?
I have followed the instructions at … ltTimeZone

and nothing seems to change (yes I restarted the instance lighttpd). This what the environment.rb looks like.


ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'
require File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), 'boot') do |config|

  config.log_level = :warn

  config.action_controller.session_store = :active_record_store

   config.active_record.schema_format = :ruby

  config.active_record.default_timezone = :utc
  ENV['TZ'] = 'US/Eastern'