It looks like the daily inventory scan is running everyday around the time that the package was originally installed. I definitely don't want it running during the day and I definitely don't want it running at the same time on all of my machines. I'm guessing that I'll need to modify ldclient.db - and that there are 2 options:
1) modify the resource_values table entry where feature_id = crontime to be some random time during the night.
2) modify the resource_values table entry where feature_id = cronperiod to be something like 'never' and rely on a cron.daily script to run it at a random time overnight.