Friday, February 13, 2009

Party like its 1234567890

Today is party time for Unix geeks all over the world. Not because it's Friday the 13th or Valentine's day, but because today the Unix clock reaches the memorable state of '1234567890'. That is the number of seconds since 00:00 UTC on January 1st 1970.

To see when to celebrate in your timezone, run:

python -c 'import time; print time.ctime(1234567890)'