Saturday, November 25, 2006

impending time displacement

Yes, we had a brief power failure the other night (11/23).

And, of course, when the system came back up it had gained an hour (looks like the BIOS clock is not in UTC after all... what fun). And of course setting clocks backwards is a big nono... tends to massively confuse certain applications (e.g., the moo server).

So I think I'll just play it safe and take the machine down for an hour, tentatively tonight 11/26 12:01am to 1am PST

Update (11/26): well, that was fun. Some games with tickadj and we didn't have to go down after all (something to remember for next time, except there shouldn't be a next time, but anyway...)