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Geeks worldwide will be drinking at 6:31:30 Eastern (23:31:30 UTC) today as they celebrate a historic moment. A new iPhone? Bill Gates sex tape release? No, it's the alignment of the UNIX stars as the Epoch time reaches 1234567890.
What's an Epoch time? Well, UNIX-based computers (including Mac and Linux machines) count time as the number of seconds elapsed since midnight, January 1, 1970.
As Barack Obama took the oath of office, some IT guy was hustling to launch the new White House website. The new site launched at 12:01pm, just after Obama gently corrected Chief Justice Roberts for screwing up the oath. Whitehouse.gov comes complete with that Obama lots of soft gradients, borders on two sides of rectangles, and a whole lotta blogs.