I’ve always had a strange obsession with the exact time. It really, really annoys me when clocks are off. Especially when you’re surrounded by clocks, some fast, some slow, so you end up with like a 20-minute window: the time is somewhere between 2:50 and 3:10.
Unsurprisingly, then, I love NTP. And I’ve always thought that the pool.ntp.org round-robin cluster was a neat idea.
And then I read something about how they’re always looking for people to add their servers to the pool. I have lots of spare bandwidth.
I think I might just have to get an NTP server up and running and see about joining. The resource load isn’t that much, apparently, and it’d be great to share the gift of correct time with the world.
(As an aside, there are no NTP Pool servers in Africa right now. It’s tempting to try to start one in a few weeks when I go…)