framer, check your clock

Ron Eggers

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One of the newer features on The Grumble that I love is having post times correspond with our own time zones.

I have noticed, though, that when I post something the time is about five minutes ahead of now. That's very disconcerting.

How do I know it's not MY watch that's five minutes slow? You might recall that, a while back, I was bragging about my new watch. Once-a-day, or as often as I want, it resets its time according to the atomic clock at the Naval Observatory in Colorado. (Please don't ask me why there would be a naval observatory in a land-locked state.) I have every confidence that my watch is accurate within a fraction of a second, as long as I remember to point it to the west when it phones home.

Personally, I suspect framer is operating on what we call around here "bar time."
 

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I noticed it too


Computers will often shift like that, when under a heavy load. Perhaps he can run a utility that will set the clock automatically, much like your watch does (but through the internet).

I had my doubts about the ability of the new provider to handle all our activity/bandwidth, but it has been great since framer made the change.

Thanks again to Framer for all your hard work!

Mike
 

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Because I am obsessive about this sort of thing, I used to run a shareware utility called Atom-Time, or something like that. Each time you went on line it would poll that same atomic clock that my watch uses and reset the internal clock on the computer as needed.

Since I am easing into retirement, I don't use it any more. I'm learning to loosen up.

I have about ten years to get the hang of it.
 

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Now that you have XP, you won't have to do this again. It's built in.

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Really?? I wondered why the clock on my notebook was suddenly so precise (meaning it shows the same time as my watch.)
 

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Now The Grumble is at least eight minutes ahead of me. Pretty soon, I'll be back in the Eastern time zone. I'll bet my property taxes will go up!

Whatever system framer is using is also being used by my voice mail. Sometimes I'll call in to retrieve a message that will actually be left in the future, and I get a blinding headache trying to decide if I should wait a little while to call back.
 

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Originally posted by Ron Eggers:
I used to run a shareware utility called Atom-Time, or something like that. Each time you went on line it would poll that same atomic clock that my watch uses and reset the internal clock on the computer as needed.

Since I am easing into retirement, I don't use it any more. I'm learning to loosen up.
Hence the watch, and this thread?

;)
 
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