UNIX timestamp clicks over to 1234567890 this afternoon. Will the world end?
I remember when the timestamp clicked over from 999,999,999 to 1,000,000,000. I wasn't watching and refreshing at the time or anything, what an amazingly geeky mileometer moment that would have been, but I was suddenly aware that some things I wrote broke. It had more of an effect than the so called millenium bug ever did, because I was comparing two time stamps as if they were strings. 1,000,000,000 is obviously > 999,999,999, but "1000000000" is < "999999999". It must have been something in popex, or in the forum software I'm still using for this blog, I still store the time and date of posts here in this timestamp format instead of in a proper database format.
Feel like I should be eating some serious humble pie, as I have been slagging off twitter as being pointless rubbish for the last two years, but now so many people I know are using it it seems quite cool. I'm still not quite at the stage of "@pauly is having a cup of tea" "@pauly is going to the toilet" "@pauly is back from the toilet" yet, but I am writing some applications to do some fun things using it's interface. Yes soon you'll be able to use your mobile phone to turn my music down!
Paul Clarke's blog - I live in Hythe in the deep South. Wed to Clare and father to two, I am a full stack web engineer, + I do js / Node, some ruby, python, php etc. I like pubs, running, eating, home-automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, squirrels, pirates, lego, and TIME TRAVEL.