Friday, February 13, 2009

Party Like it's 1234567890

That's today! Friday the 13th of February, 2009, at exactly 3:31:30 we'll pass 1,234,567,890 seconds since the beginning of the "Unix Epoch". The Unix Epoch corresponds to zero when the time was January 1, 1970, and has been counting the ticks ever since. This is the format that most modern computers (especially webservers) measure time with, rather than the 3:31:30 that makes sense to us.

So what does this amazing mile marker signify? Well, pretty much nothing. But it's not likely we'll ever get that one second back. Oddly enough, it seems that this time coincides perfectly with the time that our database server crashed...


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