Unix

If it weren’t for the fact that the 0 isn’t at the end of the sequence, this Sesame Street video with The Count and Patrick Stewart would be perfect for celebrating Unix time 1234567890, the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. This numerically perfect moment takes place tonight at 23:31:30 GMT (in my neck of the woods – Eastern Standard Time, that’s 18:31:30).

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When I moved to my current position as Nerd Wrangler at b5media, I arrived to discover that the computer waiting for me was a Toshiba P200, a 17″ beast of a laptop that I’ve named “The Coffee Table”. This is the first time in about 5 years that I’ve worked with Windows as my primary operating system, and after a month in Vista, my feelings about operating systems are pretty much summarized by the picture below:

\"I\'m a Mac. I\'m UNIX. I\'m Vista.\"

More on my experiences in a later post.

[Image courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.]

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