Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks Back in Time

As I was working late on an Internet project,
I realized I had some more time on my hands.
Time to set the clocks back.
Now it is going to get dark earlier.
Now I’ll have to wake up earlier… or later?
No matter what, you still wake up at the same time.
Right on the actual time.
My body doesn’t like the time change.
We still only have 24 hours in a day.
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So, don’t forget, set your clocks back today.
Jim W.

World Time Server For Your Business

Are You Operating A Business 9 to 5, 7 to 3, 10 to 6, Or Anytime?

Well, a website functions 24 hours a day, and can be found from anywhere around the globe. If your business is a type of service related business, or provides some form of phone support, it is wise to have your local time on display. When a visitor comes to your B2B, Business 2 Business, or B2C, Business 2 Consumer website from their location somewhere else in the world, and you have a phone number for access, it is smart to let your customers, and future customers know what time it is at your business location. A good place to place the clock is on your contact page, with your business hours displayed. This way a customer will know what time it is where he or she is calling.

There are several ways of doing that. One way is to use a javascript that is dependent on the user’s local computer time. That however, does not always reflect the actual time of your business. The visitor could have their clock set wrong, or be using or not using automatic daylight savings time settings. Depending on how the javascript is written for displaying the time on their computer for your location it could be off by an hour or more.

There are some javascripts that display the time from a world time server. This provides a main reference not dependent on the user’s computer. But, some of the coding that needs to be placed in the website can be quite extensive.

Here is another option for displaying the time from World Time Server that I think is pretty and cool. The time feature is a Flash file clock display in your choice of color and location. The clock is not dependent on a person’s computer but is generated from the off site time server location. The clock can be made to be virtually any size you wish and also post it on any web page or blog posting. If you place it in the blog posting for Blogger, you will need to add the </embed> tag to the end.

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No, I am not going to place my phone number here. I don’t like getting bombarded with dozens of unsolicited phone calls. I do give out my number to paying customers. If you are in need of website marketing, feel free to contact me using the form below, or visit our website for the online business solution.

Here is a little marketing tip. If you are going to have your phone number in a website, and you want to prevent the spam bots from discovery, then place it as a graphic image on the web site. Only the human eyes will be able to read it.

Oh by-the-way, I forgot what I was doing. Click on Jim to get another good online tip.

Automatic Atomic Clock Sync For Your PC

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Atomic Clock Sync Settings in Windows XP

While can help you look up accurate times around the world, we see lots of interest from our users in keeping your local computer clock accurate, too. Atomic Clock Synchronization is the best way to make this happen.

Most of the visitors to this site are using Windows XP, which has an atomic clock sync feature built in and included as part of your operating system. If you have Windows XP and wish to check your synchronization settings, look for the clock at the bottom right and double click on the time to bring up your time settings. You can adjust your local time and date by hand on the first tab, you can adjust your time zone location on the second, and on the third, labeled Internet Time, you can view your current atomic clock sync settings.

If you are behind a firewall, this may require opening certain UDP and TCP ports in the router/firewall, while using the standard Windows Internet Time update for your computer clock, via the clock synchronization as part of the Windows Operating System. To double check if the built in Windows OS version has a problem or not, double click clock time from the Windows OS Task Bar, located on the lower right of the task bar, and select the Internet Time tab, then select the button to automatically synchronize with an Internet time server. Click update now. If everything does not work right for Windows automatic time sync, you will see a message, “An error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization. The RPC server is unavailable.” If you get that error message, then there is another option available for atomic clock sync.

Dimension 4 software from Thinking Man Software has the automatic atomic clock sync solution. Dimension 4 will automatically update your computer clock in the background at user set times. It can be set to run at startup, and then synchronize once, then exit the program. Or, if you leave your computer on for extended periods of time, it can be set to start minimized and synced at the selected times and remain hidden in the background. The software is designed to run on the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 w/SP6 or higher, Microsoft Windows 2000 w/SP2 or higher, Microsoft Windows XP w/SP1 or higher, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. Check out the Dimension 4 features and download it today.

Dedicated to keeping track of the time on your Windows PC.

Signed Jim

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