The stupidity that is me...

Robert Shearman Jr

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The stupidity that is me...
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:01:47 pm »
Haven't flown in a while due to a big Christmas project for the family.  Finally finished it the other night, late, like midnight.  Wanted to relax and celebrate by doing a little flying.  Check VAT-Spy; predictably, little ATC online.  Decide to fly a couple of the FSX "Missions" just for a bit of fun.  Mission comes up in total darkness.  "World" --> "Time and Season" is locked out.  Fine, I'll fix you.  Go under System Clock, uncheck "auto-set system time," change AM to PM, and voila -- night becomes day.

Couple days later I go to check and see who's online.  Hmm; VAT-Spy telling me data is outdated.  Fine, use another server.  Same message.  All servers saying data is out of date by 12 hours, 0 minutes.  Hmm.  Weird.  I know the error message specifically says it doesn't meant the VATSIM network is down, but, with them ALL returning outdated info (and I figure 12 hours, 0 minutes is just the max that the error message in question throws), maybe the network is down.  Get on the VATSIM forums.  No notices about outages.  Hmm.  Interesting.  Well, no time to fly now anyway, I was just curious.  Head to bed.

Next day I go to do some flying and lo and behold, same error.  Still nothing mentioning on the VATSIM forum.  Then I notice it -- it's 1030am local time but my system clock says 1030pm.  Well duh.  No wonder it thinks the data is 12 hours out of date.   System time back to auto-set, all is well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from a total freaking idiot, LOL.