The idea behind geektime is to fit the seconds in the day into 4 bytes (65536 geekseconds in a day, instead of 86400 old seconds).
This, initially seems like the musings of a sleep deprived geek, and, it possibly is. The stroke of genius in geektime is that it implies a timezone (UTC).
Days are just marked as an ascending date from Jan 1 (in UTC).
Djangodash is this weekend. It started at 0x0E0 0x3580 and it will end on 0x0E2 0x3580.
There is no longer confusion, or the possibility to skip over the quantifier (UTC -6...actually UTC -5 because it's daylight savings time in Central Time... Who started late?) because it's all implied.
I've also found that it's a genius way to coordinate across timezones (airlines should pick it up.. or rather, I'd love a chrome extension to fix the times on southwest.com). "I'll be back online in the morning" becomes "I'll be back online at 0x09" You lose all ambiguity.
I encourage you to try out geektime for a week if you ever deal with anything in a different timezone.
14th August 2010
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.