They fixed this about a year and a half ago. You can read more information on the additional quest. If that still doesn't fix it, go and get EveryQuest and see what you're missing.
"After playing Horde for 4 years, I am levelling my first Alliance alt so I can see all the regions before Deathwing smashes them up. Question: the clocks in Stormwind, Redridge and Duskwood all seem to be stuck on 2:58. Any significance with that time? Or is it simply the only clock model the animators have?"
I have absolutely no idea. But I'm bringing it up here in hopes that someone might know or have heard something.
"Is there any way to send data right from WoW to the web?"
Nope. World of Warcraft doesn't allow outside communication while in the game. The best you can do is have your addon (assuming that's what you're developing) write data to its saved variables and then have an external program poll for changes to the file and upload accordingly. Not the best solution, but it works.
"When is Cataclysm coming out?"
I gather it's been a month or two since I've answered this question, so I might as well...
We don't know. All we know is that ideally it comes out in 2010, according to what Morhaime said at BlizzCon last year. We have some guesses, but that's all they are. No one knows. Anyone saying they do is just trying to sound cool.
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