Timekeeping woes on my web server

As happy as I am with my Ubuntu-within-VMware-within-Ubuntu web server, it seems to have a problem with keeping correct time.  For example, I am writing this post on June 6, 2008 at 10:19 pm.  No doubt that time will not match the date and time stamp displayed by WordPress.

In some ways it isn’t a big problem.   Aside from confusing my eGroupware calendar, the only place it shows up is on my blog and evnow posts.  Where the problem could become more serious is if my blog posts begin to display timestamps that are during business hours of my place of employment.  So, to set the record straight, I never write on my web sites during work hours.  Now that I’m not trying to run a computer service business, I have enough time to write when I’m not at work.

It appears that the VMware web site contains an article about the problem but I’ve been too lazy to implement it. It seems part of the solution is to install VMware tools on the guest OS, and my first attempt to do so failed.   Oh well..   I’ll get around to it eventually.