When the Clock Strikes 1234567890

Given the abundance of hyper-geek elite in Seattle, I’m surprised by not having heard of any solid plans to turn tomorrow — being called “1234567890 Day” — into a blatant excuse for an early afternoon drunk.  Have no clue what the hell this is all about?  For starters, it’s all based on UNIX time.  Teach me, oh great Wikipedia!

Unix time [is] defined as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. It is widely used not only on Unix-like operating systems but also in many other computing systems.

So you see, 1234567890 Day is essentially when this 10 digit UNIX timestamp reaches, well, 1234567890.  And it just so happens that this will be occurring tomorrow, February 13th, at exactly 3:31:30 PST.  Unfortunately, there have only been idle suggestions as to any kind of Seattle celebration for this milestone in number porn.  Hopefully someone in the know will be able to correct me in the comments section.  If not, tomorrow afternoon will find me in front of the monitor as usual, with drink in hand — as usual.  However, this time I’ll be watching the count-up here, and that drink is going to be a double.

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  1. yolfer on February 13th, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    A bunch of us are going to Owl N Thistle (downtown) at about 3.



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