Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Somewhere In Time

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun Work,Personal,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:10 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

“Say, kids, what time is it?”
Well, the server at my webhost isn’t too sure what time it is, actually. I was going through my stats this morning, to check up on you sneaky holiday visitors, and saw that someone had visited in the future. Allowing that, unless I had either overslept by twelve hours and we were having a solar eclipse or the laws of time and space had changed when I wasn’t looking, such an event shouldn’t happen, I checked my server time. Sure enough, it was twelve hours fast. Last week it was more than twelve hours slow, which caused a post to roll back, with all the comments on said post. But, that got fixed. So, this morning, I sent in a ticket. I’m sure it will get fixed eventually, but, until then, I’ll be living a little bit into the future. Now, if that only helped me get the groceries home faster or my bills paid on time….
(Oh, and the title of this post is also one of my favorite, super-sensitive-modern-guy, romantic-like movies, Somewhere in Time. Gotta’ love that Jane Seymour!)


  1. How funny! First, I loved “Somewhere in Time.” Second, in the “Back to the Future” vein, I alluded to it just today. Maybe some tie-in to the visitor to your site from next Millenium, but I wouldn’t hold Cheryl Ladd’s heart to it. 😉

    Comment by Mark — 12/27/2005 @ 6:51 pm

  2. It’s that extra second they’re working out. They? What gives? Where is your moon? The sky tonight gave a sliver.

    Comment by Alison — 12/27/2005 @ 9:47 pm

  3. Where is my moon? It has set, sunk deep in the ocean, lost and alone, waiting for her rebirth and another month to circle round.
    Ah, forgive me. It’s late and I’ve grown maudlin again.
    I suspect it really relates to the server time being a bit off. Or the algorithm I stole to make the plugin being a bit off. That’s the most likely. After all, crime does not pay. Much.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 12/27/2005 @ 11:40 pm

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