On a typical day I like to use Skritter for 45 minutes in one session. If I haven't cleared out everything that needs studying, I continue in increments of 30 minutes throughout the day.
Something I have suspected for awhile, but never measured, is that Skritter's clock is inaccurate. Sometimes, particularly when loading new words, it appears that the clock pauses for a second or two.
Today I decided to time myself. I started my 45 minute session at 5:17pm, and stopped exactly when Skritter's timer said I had reached 45 minutes, 6:07pm. The problem, obviously, is that this is actually 50 minutes, not 45.
This isn't really a problem, as I'm happy with the rate at which I am learning and how Skritter is helping, but for some reason it bugs me. Arguments about the relativity of time aside, my obsessive compulsive side emerges when I think that my 50 minutes are not being recorded as 50 minutes.
And so, I wonder a) what exactly is causing this discrepancy, and b) is there anything that can be done about it, or should I just get over it?