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Friday, February 13, 2009

Cool epoch counter

As probably many of you geeks already know, today the epoch counter (AKA unix timestamp) will reach the value 1234567890, which is cool I guess because it is in the order the keys are on your keyboard. You can find a countdown here. You can use the following perl snippet to find out when the event will occur in your timezone (apparently the timestamp is to be interpreted in UTC/GMT, which I didn't know):

perl -e 'print scalar localtime(1234567890),"\n";'

From Abstruse Goose:

Update: as seen also on the PostgreSQL stuff blog.

Update: a more detailed article on O' Found it via use Perl;.

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