the time is now...

...12:34:56 07-08-09.



11 Responses:

  1. In about a months time, at 4 seconds after 5 past 6 on the morning of the 7th August, it'll be (in non-Y2K, UK format time):

    09/08/07 06:05:04

    • sweh says:

      YY/MM/DD is not UK format. DD/MM/YY (or DD/MM/YYYY) is UK format.

      Thus 07/08 is July 8th in the US, but August 7th in the UK.

      (Ugh, I've been in the US for 8 years... I have to _think_ about this, now! Neither way seems natural, any more).

      • tokkan says:

        The Canadian government also is starting to run with YYYY (or YY)/MM/DD.

        Why? Why not.

        (Probably someone in charge a while back wanted things to stay sorted easier)

        • sweh says:

          ISO 8601 defines the date as YYYY-MM-DD. I wish more people would use that or limited variation (YYYYMMDD or YYYY/MM/DD) everywhere; a useful consistency :-)

          (I've been using YYYYMMDD in filenames for at least 16 years now)

          • tokkan says:

            Aha! So they're just actually following the Standards. Fair enough!

            It WOULD make things easier if more people used that way. Especially for food expiration date purposes.

            • tkil says:

              Unfortunately, ISO-8601 also explicitly forbids the use of slashes, and requires 4-digit years [except in extreme situations].

              So both YYYY/MM/DD and YY/MM/DD are bad form. (They'll continue to be confusing through at least 2013, and will continue being ambiguous for the first 12 days of every month...)

      • simont says:

        I think you meant "07/08 is July 8th in the US, but 7th August in the UK" :-)

  2. yazmeya says:

    earlier today: 07/08/09 10:11:12

  3. cetan says:

    Ah, but do you remember where you where at 1:23:45 6/7/89? :)

    • novadrome says:

      Why yes. If it was daylight hours, I was in school, about a week away from Graduation. If night hours, nearly through another Rocky Horror excursion in Seattle.