Happy 1234567890 Day!!
turbotodd 100000388Y Visits (953)
Once upon a time, way back in 1970, Unix computer clocks started ticking.
That was 39 years, or some 1.2 billion seconds, ago.
Yes, today is 1234567890 Day.
Of course, CNET pointed out the absurdity of having a computer clock that didn't count in Base 10. Well, yeah.
Sometimes, just for fun, while I'm driving up Mopac here in Austin, I like to convert MPH of how fast I'm driving into Base 10 on the fly.
You know, just to keep the old Turbo synapses firing.
Yeah, of course, I know, I'm one to talk.
I bought what I thought was a cheap imitation watch while I was in Beijing last May and I can't even get it to make it past a few days (something about needing to swing my arms more to keep it wound up).
Anyhoo, really makes me pine for the good ol' days of Y2K.
You know, those salad days when all we were worried about was complete chaos and global panic when the computers couldn't figure out how old they were anymore and the world was going to go to heck in a handbasket at the stroke of midnight while we were partying like it was 1999!
Ha, I'm glad all that worked out so well!
Well, at least Unix has a birthday that everybody knows and recognizes, and doesn't get help up due to a lack of digits.
January 1, 1970.
And at 3:31 PST today, Unix will be 1234567890 seconds old.
Man, how time flies.
Especially at the kernel layer.