Today at 6:31:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Unix clock will strike 1234567890. That is, it will be 1,234,567,890 seconds since the Unix epoch began on Jan. 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds.
What's to be done? Well, go out and party, of course. You'll find a list of gatherings at http://www.1234567890day.com. You're too late for the Melbourne one, but the lunch gathering at the University of Hawaii sounds promising.
If you can't meet up, then you could spend your 6:31 minute the usual way: staring at a computer screen. Options include this page or this one, where you can learn that Unix second 9,876,543,210 conveniently falls on another good party day -- the Friday before Christmas in 2282. Make your plans now.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading