A rare moment in history is passing you by… What were you doing?

A very rare moment in history is passing you by --- the time is: 01 02 03 04 05 06.... that is the current time is:  01:02:03 04/05/06


To mark this otherwise forgettable occasion, I’d love to find out what you were doing at exactly this time... please comment here


Comments (36)

  1. Elmer says:

    I’m sleeping πŸ™‚

  2. Mihailik says:


    I was building a solution for some IBM labirinth problem. It was a test task for vacancy, but I have no time to complete it at a daylight time, so I had to do it at night.

    By the way, I detected some other numeric historical moment. It was 20:02 20.02.2002 β€” February, 20 by our local regional settings. I realized it when I was going home and I called my wife immediately. Fun moment to share with someone!

  3. Matt Ranlett says:

    I was eating lunch in a bar – hot wings to be exact

  4. Brian Scott says:

    I was in a conference call discussing a huge security hole I found in a "framework" built by another team a couple years ago.

  5. Mihailik says:

    Matt, but 01:02:03 is a night time, isn’t it?

  6. El Pato says:

    Sleeping, because I didn’t remember what day it was.

  7. Chris says:

    The english use a better date system of day/month/year so 4/5/06 is actually next month πŸ™‚

  8. Dan says:

    PM is 13:02, AM is 01:02.  So sleeping.  Interesting those that eat lunch so early in the morning.

  9. janet says:

    This event occurred twice on the same day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

  10. Erik says:

    Deleting this blog.

  11. Eric Newton says:

    Erik, you’re such a stick in the mud.

    I’m with the english guy… lets celebrate again next month… a round at the pub for all?

  12. The Dude says:

    I just noticed Google Reader and tried it out by picking a random feed. That’s when I read this post. And I have to say, it’s a lot better than Bloglines. . .

  13. Raj says:

    Reading the framework design library book.

  14. Dave McMahon says:

    I can’t figure out what the time was here (UK) when you figured it out Brad, so I’ll stick with the other Brits and wait until May …  Good spot though!

  15. Buz says:

    French people use the same dd/mm/yy system as the english, so 04/05/06 is a month away for me.

    But, according international (?) standard (?) of time representation, shouldn’t we consider "yy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss" instead ?

    . either 06/07/08 09:10:11 (hopefully this will be a sunny saturday holiday morning, maybe sleeping or just waking up, who knows ?),

    . or 06/05/04 03:02:01 (probably sleeping, having nightmares with plenty of little 400-errors-on-a-w2k3-box goblins).

    (obviously, there is the quite simple -and evil- 6/6/6 6:6:6)

  16. raul.igrisan says:

    it’s also a month away for me.

    reading "Test-Driven Development in Microsoft .NET" (yeahh, I know I should have read it already πŸ˜‰ …

    i used to dig these coincidences when i was little. then i learned that no moment is special. now i know every instant is special and should be treasured

  17. Carlos says:

    I’d just started watching the film Hostel at the cinema.  It’s garbage.

  18. Jose Lema says:

    I was redeploying The Hive, now running the latest Community Server 2.0 bits.

  19. Fredrik says:

    Unfortunately, the only really international standard for displaying date and time information (which happens to be the same format that is used in Sweden) does not allow for such cool occations. Not in a near future anyway… (http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/iso-date).

    Regarding the question; sleeping (in my local time), but when it happened to you I was building the client-side communications on an older release of the .Net framework.

  20. Andrew Webb says:

    On the 4th of May at that time I’ll probably be tearing my hair out over some bug in Whidbey… πŸ™‚

  21. Björn Coltof says:

    On the 4th of May I’probably be tearing my hair out over some awesomeness in Whidbey… πŸ™‚

  22. bean says:

    playuing NBA Live πŸ™‚

  23. bhatti says:

    I am from a different timezone and we use DD/MM/YY  format! So, I guess I will need to wait out for couple of months before  my clock shows a similar string πŸ˜›

  24. Obinna says:

    I am hacking the earth right now πŸ˜‰

  25. Paul says:

    As I’m in the UK, getting ready to celebrate this event in May and June (06/07/08 09:10:11). Will the party never end?

  26. Paul. says:


    As I’m in the UK, getting ready to celebrate this event in May and June (06/07/08 09:10:11). Will the party never end?

    Sorry its 8th July, not June.

  27. MarcosMeli says:

    Is a month away for me.

    I´m programming now …  and, I hope…

    I will be programming the 4th of May


    Cheers from Argentina !!

  28. Einar says:

    It is month away for us here in Iceland.

    But at the time in question (my timezone) I was working on my hobby. Puting photos I took on the web.  If anyone wants to take a look then the url is  www.flickr.com/photos/findgoggi

  29. Will Sullivan says:

    Let’s see… At 010203040506 (THE EVENT) GMT, I was at home, and just did the "happy 010203040506" with the GF.  At THE EVENT, EST (AM), I was asleep.  And at THE EVENT, EST (PM), I was in a meeting and my damn phone was charging at my desk, so I completely missed my alarm.  Damnit.

  30. John Morales says:

    Playing G.R.A.W. on xbox live πŸ™‚

  31. Tran Nguyen says:

    was reading book…but i didn’t even recognize this until a friend IM me πŸ™‚

  32. James says:

    I was at a local pub w/ a good friend having a pint of Bells Obereron (which just came back in season) while we discussed threading and concurrency

  33. Sean Chase says:

    Porting our .NET 2.0 Web application to the new CTP of the Web Project Option…which rocks BTW.  πŸ™‚

  34. cfa says:

    Getting the repeating events in 2106, 2206, 2306, 2406,… on my calendar

  35. Flavio Ayra says:

    I was @ home reading the last Nick Hornby’s book which, by the way, is very very good…. Insomnia days….

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