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03 July 2015 @ 05:40 pm
Losing time  
This is weird... you know how a digital clock radio doesn't need to be set, as it keeps time via some magical interchange of fairy dust and timey stuff, right? Two days in a row now my clock radio has decided to delete the daylight and just skip right ahead on to the evening; yesterday morning it went off as programmed at 7am then five minutes later the time had jumped ahead to 22.05. By 8am it had righted itself so I put it down to a glitch and thought no more of it, until this morning when it again jumped, this time at 8.05 through to 22.05. I only noticed both times because I was lying in bed listening to the news when it suddenly shut itself off - it's supposed to shut off an hour after the alarm goes off, not five minutes later.

And then yesterday afternoon I was pleased to note, via the time display on my tablet, that it was only 2.30pm and I still had heaps of time to get up the street and get stuff done - but a glance at my watch said it was actually 3.15pm. I tried setting the time on the tablet manually, and that worked, but as soon as I changed it back to auto network-derived time it skipped backwards again. Perhaps entropy has finally won out and time is collapsing around me.

This made me laugh this afternoon - must be some really angry dogs out there.

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Friday night, and time for the regular Dr Who rewatch. Over the last year and a half we've watched all of 10 and 11, and are now working our way back through Nine. I'd forgotten how much I adored him.
 
 
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mrua7mrua7 on July 3rd, 2015 11:15 am (UTC)
So both your alarm clock and your tablet are out of touch with the time-space continuum? Check the skies for strange lights... mwaaa haa haaaa. (cue Twilight Zone music)

Hope everything rights itself soon.
miwahni: Dr Who I want to believemiwahni on July 5th, 2015 09:26 am (UTC)
Mainly looking for a big blue box, and hoping.... :-)
mrua7mrua7 on July 5th, 2015 10:16 am (UTC)
Yes better to keep a lookout for the Doctor. "D
sunray45: Dr Who Tardissunray45 on July 3rd, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
You've answered your own query! It's all that Dr. Who-ing you've been doing and he's somehow altered your time/space continuum, as mrua7 has said. *bg* It could also being something to do with the full moon and Venus and Jupiter being so close together. Whatever, it is weird.

Could be the bleedin' cold weather we're having too.
miwahni: Dr Who nyantardismiwahni on July 5th, 2015 09:40 am (UTC)
Cold weather could be jammin' the pipes, you think? :-) Certainly weird, anyway.
Strike while the irony is hot: [FANDOM] WHO TIMELORDdraycevixen on July 3rd, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
My guess is that there's something new in your neighbourhood interfering with your radio/wi-fi signals... some of the older bedside clocks used radio waves apparently.

If we plug our self-adjusting radio clock in on MG's side of the bed it keeps time properly. If we plug it on my side of the bed it's always ten minutes fast... weird.

Our radio clock did once have the time shifting problem but it turned out the back-up battery (most of them have one) was dead and we were getting power surges that the battery usually covered. That doesn't explain your iPad though.

ETA: Eccleston is brilliant as Nine.





Edited at 2015-07-03 02:16 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Dr Who Saving the Universemiwahni on July 5th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)
Now THAT's strange, making a difference by being plugged in on different sides of the bed!

You could be right about something interfering with radio signals. I just hope that whatever it is buggers off before I go back to work. Clock has been okay yesterday and today so hopefully whatever it was is alright now.