Network Time and OS X

I’m not sure why it is that computers are so lousy at keeping track of time, but it drives me crazy. Both my alarm clock and my watch synchronize with an atomic clock in Colorado multiple times a day to ensure they are as accurate as possible (to the naked eye, they are exactly accurate), meanwhile the clock on all my computers (including my PDAs) are free wander aimlessly. Well, no more. I discovered the other day that you can configure OS X to synchronize with a network time server by going into System Preferences -> Date & Time -> Network Time, then checking the “Use a network time server” checkbox. Now my computer and my watch are never more than one second apart (for some reason, Apple’s time server is about one second slow), and my PDA gets its time from the computer.

Now I have to find some other excuse for always being late.