Happy 1200000000

You all have fun celebrating the rollover from 12/31/2007 to 01/01/08 tonight. Me, I'm waiting for 01/10/2008 9:20pm GMT when time_t rolls over eight digits to 1200000000. Woo hoo! :-)


Comments:

What's the easiest way to keep on top of this fast-moving story?

If you have a console, anything shorter than:
perl -e "print time"
?
Is there a web site? How about in Javascript?

Is there a Facebook application?

Can I deduce time_t from the position of the sun? What about at night?

Any parties planned?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:1000000000seconds.jpg

How is it pronounced? The 1.2 billennium? All hail the 12th centimillenium?

Posted by Kai Carver on January 03, 2008 at 11:50 PM EST #

The Wikipedia entry for "UNIX time" has lots of interesting information, including links at the bottom to some conversion
tools to help you locate and plan the time of your next
time_t party.

See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_time

Posted by guest on January 06, 2008 at 02:35 AM EST #

OK here's a simple time_t clock (cheap!). Just enter the following URL:

javascript:setInterval("document.body.innerHTML='<span style=font-size:100pt>time_t = '+new Date().getTime()+'</span>'",1);void(0)

One nice thing about celebrating time_t rollover is we can all do it together. None of these pesky where-am-i-on-the-globe contingencies.

Posted by Kai Carver on January 06, 2008 at 12:29 PM EST #

Let's party again next week :-)

Still 720328 seconds left ...

Cheers.

Posted by Slopjong on February 05, 2009 at 01:30 AM EST #

Good post,This was exactly what I needed to read today! I am sure this has relevance to many of us out there.

Posted by yiwu on August 27, 2010 at 04:59 PM EDT #

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