Posts Tagged ‘leap second’

Leap Smear

On how Google deals with leap seconds: The solution we came up with came to be known as the “leap smear.” We modified our internal NTP servers to gradually add a couple of milliseconds to every update, varying over a time window before the moment when the leap second actually happens. This meant that when […]

Long Weekend

Today is a long weekend for every country on earth. Enjoy the extra long weekend! Ok, it’s not a true 3 day weekend, but there will be a leap second inserted Saturday night at midnight, giving this weekend an extra second compared to all the other weekends. So enjoy the extra time off from work.