In a stronger effort to give applications the trial they deserve, I have
uninstalled my old standbys.
paludis --uninstall vim; paludis --install diakonos gedit
This was a much easier switch.
echo "TZ=\"America\/New_York\" >> /etc/env.d/00basic
sudo eclectic env update
hwclock --systohc # dual boot with bad OS means clock is set to local
It was actually chromium’s strictness denying access to sites with revoked
certificates that forced me to fix my clock. FYI firefox doesn’t have this bug
because they work around it.