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UNIX New Year

Background

In the UNIX Operating System (and all its derivatives), date and time values are stored as the number of seconds since the 1st of January 1970, 00:00:00 UTC.

If you express that number in hexadecimal notation, once every half-a-year-and-a-bitâ„¢ (16,777,216 seconds) the number will end in six zeros. These occasions I like to celebrate.

The next UNIX New Year will occur on 29 November 2018, 15:04:32 UTC.

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