Unix-Lovers, Rejoice It's 1234567890 Day!

Unix-Lovers, Rejoice It's 1234567890 Day!

Taryn Williford
Feb 13, 2009

Today, Friday February 13th, will see lots of non-computer nerd types hiding in their houses and staying away from ladders, mirrors, black cats and other superstitious lore surrounding Friday the 13th. But those geeks? well they're going to be out celebrating 1234567890 day. At exactly 3:31:30pm in Pacific Time today, the Unix time (a popular "clock" used in computer systems that simply counts the seconds elapsed since January 1, 1970) will read 1234567890—and there are hometown parties being held all around the world...

The Web site dedicated to this day, 1234567890day.com, offers a count down to the fateful second when the Unix clock will read consecutive digits.

They'll also be hosting a party in San Francisco and invite anyone to join in:

Friday, Feb 13 at exactly 2:31 (1 hr early for some drinks)
The 21st Amendment
563 Second Street
San Francisco

Other 1234567890 day parties are happening around the world in cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Raleigh, DC, NYC, San Diego, Philadelphia and many more all available on the site.

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