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Thursday March 17, 2005
10:34 AM


[ #23699 ]
For those who missed the excitement on 8 Sep 2001 when Unix time reached 10 digits, you can catch another interesting number about 10.5 hours from now, at on 20:58:31 US east coast -- just in time for your St Patrick's Day celebration. If you miss it, you may have to wait until 13 Feb 2009 for similar thrills.
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  • Tue Aug 9 09:55:21 2005 (GMT) is also kinda special. ;-)
  • Actually, Saint Patricks day was yesterday in my timezone. But unlike the millennium celebrations, this Unix time milestone is one that won't happen in New Zealand first.

    For you viewing pleasure, here's a gtk-perl script so you don't miss the big event:


    use strict;

    use Gtk2 -init;
    use Glib qw(TRUE FALSE);

    my $window = Gtk2::Window->new;
    $window->signal_connect(delete_event => sub { Gtk2->main_quit; });

    my $label = Gtk2::Label->new('' . time());
    my $font = Gtk2::Pango::FontDes