1234567890 salute February 12, 2009 12:47 PM   Subscribe

1234567890 observation in Denver, 2/13 starting 4:00pm at The Broker

As UNIX geeks are probably aware, the UNIX second will hit 1234567890 tomorrow, Fri Feb 13 16:31:30 2009 MST. I'll be observing this temporal transition snug in my bunker at The Broker, 821 17th Street, where happy hour starts at a very civilized 2:30pm, and $4 martinis are on offer (with whatever vodka or gin you like, Grey Goose, Absolut Pepar, etc.). Come on by and share in our delivery of the official salute, which consists of inserting the index finger in the mouth, expelling it with a popping sound, then twirling it in the air in a circular motion of celebratory reverence. If enough people deliver the salute at the celebratory second, it'll sound like champagne bubbles or something.
posted by gregor-e to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:47 PM (12 comments total)

Real geeks represent their 32-bit integer values in hex.
posted by burnmp3s at 12:54 PM on February 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:12 PM on February 12, 2009

Hmmm... that's 4 blocks from the office so I may show up later on in spite of the lack of 90 shilling. I have tentative plans for a second happy hour downtown though so may not be able to totter the few blocks. If not, enjoy!
posted by NailsTheCat at 1:24 PM on February 12, 2009

I'll be in Boulder watching the stars going out one by one.

Have fun!
posted by lukemeister at 5:44 PM on February 12, 2009

Hmm can I come even if no nothing about UNIX?
posted by yodelingisfun at 7:27 PM on February 12, 2009

Nothing about it on WWV, but the numbers stations just can't get enough.
posted by mykescipark at 10:38 PM on February 12, 2009

@yodelingisfun - Of course! UNIX isn't anything like scientology. We just look like a cult. Hey, can I interest you in a free download?
posted by gregor-e at 8:39 AM on February 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

What's so cool about 499602D2?
posted by SteveTheRed at 10:51 AM on February 13, 2009

I'm heading over. Look for a table with a small 1234567890 sign on it.
posted by gregor-e at 2:54 PM on February 13, 2009

I totally wasn't expecting the fireworks or the kool and the gang.
posted by empath at 3:47 PM on February 13, 2009

It's a little-known fact that Kool wrote the original version of the awk utility.
posted by lukemeister at 5:24 PM on February 13, 2009

That would make Aho and Weinberger = "the gang"?
posted by hattifattener at 12:18 AM on February 14, 2009 [2 favorites]

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