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Posted on: Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 am




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 server clock was off..
I'm surprised no-one noticed / reported this: the server clock was off by more than a minute (!)

This should be fixed now.


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Posted on: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:25 am




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Post Re: server clock was off..
I'd say, it's still more than one minute slow (I've just checked: it was 01:23:00 in my system and 00:23:05 at https://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_NL.aspx, but 00:21:48 at Calcudoku).

Besides, there is a period of time when the clock is an hour wrong, not just a minute.
At 01:00 AM Moscow Time (= midnight in Amsterdam) it says that new puzzles will appear in 1 hour 0 minutes, then at 01:01 it starts recomputing totals and at approximately 01:02 displays new puzzles and “Tomorrow's puzzles will appear in 23 hour(s) and 58 minute(s).”
So, where does this extra hour come from?
I've noticed this about a week ago. At first I thought it was DST shift or something, but it's too early for Amsterdam to switch to winter time, and Moscow never switches, it's GMT+3 all year round.

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Posted on: Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:06 am




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Post Re: server clock was off..
I also noticed this. At 6:00 PM the clock showed "1 hour until tomorrow's puzzles" but when I checked back a couple minutes later it showed the new puzzles. Like ambidexter, I also originally thought that Daylight Savings was the culprit, but no...


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Posted on: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:58 am




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Post Re: server clock was off..
I too thought it might be European Daylight Savings Time and checked it but that was not the reason for the clock showing 1 hour 0 minutes before next puzzles to be loaded so went back to puzzles and "there they were" all set to go [confused] but happy [smile]


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Posted on: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:50 am




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Post Re: server clock was off..
ambidexter wrote:
I'd say, it's still more than one minute slow (I've just checked: it was 01:23:00 in my system and 00:23:05 at https://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_NL.aspx, but 00:21:48 at Calcudoku).


It looks like I didn't start the right "time server daemon" the previous time this happened
("ntpdate" instead of "ntpd", the first one is being retired),
which is where the ~ minute difference came from.

ambidexter wrote:
Besides, there is a period of time when the clock is an hour wrong, not just a minute.
At 01:00 AM Moscow Time (= midnight in Amsterdam) it says that new puzzles will appear in 1 hour 0 minutes, then at 01:01 it starts recomputing totals and at approximately 01:02 displays new puzzles and “Tomorrow's puzzles will appear in 23 hour(s) and 58 minute(s).”
So, where does this extra hour come from?


No idea [omg]

Maybe I would have been able to find a cause when this was actually happening, but now all seems in order..


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