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12-hours of sleep later...

Posted on 2007.03.11 at 00:32
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Double-checked my server this morning to ensure the sunsolve patch had correctly updated the change in DST (it had) and decided to update NTP on my Soalris box from 4.2.2 to 4.2.4. I thought I'd finally set up my Solaris box to an Network Time Protocol server. My Mac Mini is set to time.apple.com:

BorgQueen:~ ehowton$ ntptrace time.apple.com
time0.apple.com: stratum 2, offset 0.077481, synch distance 0.09744
time2.euro.apple.com: stratum 1, offset 0.068607, synch distance 0.00577, refid 'GPS'

But my Solaris box refused to acknowledge that as a vaild server:

[root@quark: ~]# ntptrace time0.apple.com
time0.apple.com: timed out, nothing received
***Request timed out

Though it will accept other NTP Stratum 1 devices. Curious if the type of reference clock used (in this case, GPS vs. ACTS) is the difference; the Big Purple Book suggested I used xntp instead, but I couldn't confirm that that's whats installed on teh max0r. Further investigation will be required.

Put my glove on today and played catch with my son and the neighborhood kids. My son needs lots of practice. Came inside and drank Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea. Interesting. So my wife has been working on the house this past two weeks, cleaning, painting, destroying, recreating. This past week she tore all the ancient wallpaper out of the bathroom, replaced all the globes, and painted the room a brilliant white. With the coordination of a new shower curtain and accessories, its really breathed new life into the place. This weekend she painted the kitchen cabinets. Everything appears brighter. We're going to Home Depot to pick up some new hardware. We've chosen to replace the grandmother pulls with new sleek brushed aluminum ones (the sink & trim is brushed aluminum). I think even with this little bit, it will help 'update' the kitchen without a major redecorating cost involved.

Rather than remove the gay awkward hood ridges from the Chrysler Crossfire, they've added them to the Sebring models.

We drove to Home Depot and just as things should work out but usually don't, they had, in stock and in the numbers we needed, the very kitchen pulls we identified on their website. How fortuitous. We came home and installed them. The kitchen looks great. Its all about resale, baby. Nothing else.


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-03-11 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure you had fun playing ball. The Mrs. has been doing a lot of work on the house, I'm sure it looks great. I'm happy to hear that Home depot surprised you and had what you wanted.

I notice your trying not to use the word GAY out of context. We wouldn't want to be non-politically correct, we might hurt some ones feelings.

Glad to hear you are over your illness. You need some serious R&R.
ehowton at 2007-03-12 01:16 (UTC) (Link)
You need some serious R&R.
This from a man who's on 6-months maternity leave. Thanks dude.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 21:00 (UTC) (Link)
If "he"'s on maturnity leave, wouldn't that classify him as a "she"?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-03-12 22:53 (UTC) (Link)
Actually it's 3 months PATERNITY leave!!!!
photogoot at 2007-03-12 01:34 (UTC) (Link)
Yes I agree it is most unfortunate about the hood ridges. Most unfortunate indeed.
ehowton at 2007-03-12 01:47 (UTC) (Link)
Most unfortunate.
photogoot at 2007-03-12 01:52 (UTC) (Link)
Hoods should never be ridged, not even for her pleasure!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 20:54 (UTC) (Link)
Live Journal is slow today. Thank God for Xanga.
ehowton at 2007-03-12 21:34 (UTC) (Link)
You haven't posted to Xanga in a month.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-13 03:57 (UTC) (Link)
Over a month. But it wasn't down today.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-12 21:01 (UTC) (Link)
I see why no one is commenting on this.

"C+. This isn't your better work."
ehowton at 2007-03-12 21:36 (UTC) (Link)
Why don't you focus your efforts on discovering why a Solaris box can't use Apple time server instead of busting out someone else's quotes? Now that would be helpful!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-03-13 03:58 (UTC) (Link)
Because I don't get paid to do that type of work. You do. Now on the other hand, if you wanted to help out an old friend and throw my name in the hat for an open junior SysAdmin position...
irulan_amy at 2007-03-13 01:23 (UTC) (Link)
How was the tea? It sounds interesting.

And I miss playing catch!
ehowton at 2007-03-13 01:31 (UTC) (Link)
The tea tasted exactly as it sounds!
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