January 10th, 2004


1000000000000000000000000000000 seconds [g]

Stolen word-for-word from jwz, because I'm tired:

In sixteen minutes -- at Sat Jan 10 05:37:04 2004 PST, or Sat Jan 10 13:37:04 2004 GMT -- time_t will be a 31 bit quantity. That is, the number of seconds since the Unix Epoch (Thu Jan 1 00:00:00 1970 GMT) will be 2^30.

    1073741824 decimal
    40000000 hex
    10000000000 octal
    1000000000000000000000000000000 binary

And just think, you were there.

    perl -e 'print localtime(2**30) . "\n"'
    perl -e 'printf "%b\n", time'

So, there you go. Most non-unix-geeks will probably just be sitting there, staring at the screen, wondering what I'm going on about. Don't worry about it - it's trivia so stupid even most unix geeks won't care.
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Circular logic [f] [l]

Inspired by a Gothamist entry about Choire and Martha, my cousin Paul made up a bunch of Free Choire t-shirts. And now, coming full circle, the shirts have been featured in Gothamist.

While we're on the topic of Paul, he's organizing the upcoming Big Apple Blogger Bash on January 23rd. Go, you know you want to.

(This, of course, brings up the curious division between LJ and the rest of the weblogging world... looking at the RSVP list, it looks like not a single one of the attendees actually has their journal on LJ. Why is that? LJ, admittedly, fosters internal community and is wonderful for that, but why is that community always isolated from the rest of the weblog community at large? It's not as if the medium makes any difference in the quality of the posting, right? It could be argued that it's because LJ doensn't integrate all that nicely with the rest of the weblogs out there, but that's not true - none of them integrate nicely, and LJ supports rss feeds (both ways) and pinging weblogs.com and several other things that should encourage some cross-pollination... but nope. Odd. Maybe it's just that LJ is associated with teeny boppers and serious webloggers don't want to be associated with it, or maybe it's just that people don't like seeing livejournal in their url. I dunno.)
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