Happy Epoch Time Day!

Well – to be precise, if you’re viewing this on February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC) or 4:31:30 PM my time (MST), it’s a moment in history where geeks all over the world are celebrating. Epoch time: 1234567890

What is epoch time? It’s a unix or posix system for describing time. Specifically, it is:

The number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds.

So, today at 4:31:30 PM (MST), it is 1234567890 in Epoch time!

That’s it for the trivia. Get back to whatever you were doing…

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