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December 21st, 2004
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  • So long, NTP I just disabled NetTime, the Network Time Protocol (NTP) client I used on my desktop. Seems the features that this program provided have been gobbled up by ill-documented features of Microsoft software. (Imagine!) The deciding factor was when some overzealous piece of security software decided to fight with NetTime, which led to NetTime consuming 100% of the CPU. Rather than figure out how to guarantee this won't happen again (I tried), I'm putting down my old NTP client. Sorry, fella!

  • Keep up, Amazon I was just poking at my Amazon account, seeing when certain things (gifts from me to me) would arrive, and it struck me that I have no fewer than three open orders with Amazon. One's a set of books and CDs that I ordered last night, so no surprise that they'll take a few days to ship. One is a somewhat rare CD. I suspect that Amazon is building a time machine to 1988, the last time anybody heard this particular one hit wonder. Once that time machine is built, they'll send me the CD right away. I can only imagine that their time machine only works one way, or else I'd have the CD already. The last order is a book I ordered in October of 2002. I know the author, so I was excited when his book showed up on Amazon. Seems the publication date has slipped a bit.

    I'm now curious about how many open orders I can stack up without going too crazy. Perhaps it's already too late.

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From:keelamonster
Date:December 21st, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
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Now I have to know which CD you're getting from your time machine.
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 21st, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
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"Laughing at the Pieces" by Doctor & the Medics.

You remember their rockin' cover of "Spirit in the Sky".
From:ericasco
Date:December 21st, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)

Amazon...

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Is on thin frickin' ice with me. Stuff that was supposed to be here hasn't shipped yet, and they act like they can't cancel the order at this point.

So, I'll go to a *gasp* bookstore and buy the items, then Amazon gets a little return after the stuff finally shows up.

And, after the first item, I was sure that you had to have Chicago's Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? in queue.
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 21st, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)

Re: Amazon...

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Chicago was last Christmas.

Next year is Cameo's "Word Up".
From:ericasco
Date:December 21st, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazon...

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I thought "Last Christmas" was Wham!...
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From:tsmaster
Date:December 21st, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Amazon...

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You win again.

Oh, no, that's Bee Gees.
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