OMGZ! It's the Zombie Apocalypse! It's a Friday the 13th! And it's the release of the new Friday 13th Movie (yawn!)! It's the day before a Saturday Valentine's Day (you you haven't gotten the gift by then, it'll be worse than Xmas eve with all the guys wondering the shelves of the local Walgreens trying to fine the right Whitman Sampler that says they care)! It'll also probably be the day the Legislature votes on the combined economic stimulus bill (so they can have their Presidents Day recess)! And it's also the day the the Unix calendar (which counts seconds) will roll over the number one billion, two hundred and thirty-four million, five-hundred and sixty-seven thousand, eight-hundred and ninty. That's right, 1234567890.
Signs and portents are with us again. (insert dramatic music que here)
Fun lovin' Dad and all around hoopy frood, Dan informs us of this Grand Conjunction Alignment in the computer codes. See, Unix (and it's popular child Linux) counts the seconds from Jan 1, 1970, UTC. Okay, if you want more, here's a wiki.
Well, not exactly the Zombie Apocalypse, more like watching your odometer roll over 100,000 (which, BTW, since odometers are now digital, do we still say "roll-over" like we say the "phone rings" when there's no longer any bell?). But it's still neat none-the-less. And you still get excited when your odometer rolls over, don't you? Come on, you can tell me.