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Disgrace ! Why wasn't this mentioned anywhere on the Ubuntu blogs ? As Intrepid Ibex is the current Ubuntu version, today, at 11:04:56 GMT, the Unix time_t value was "IBEX", that being the ASCII representation of the 32bit number of seconds since New Year 1970.

Other interesting upcoming dates :

IBEX  Fri Dec 12 11:04:56 2008 GMT 
ICON  Sat Dec 13 05:59:42 2008 GMT 
IDLE  Sat Dec 13 23:59:01 2008 GMT 
IDOL  Sun Dec 14 00:11:56 2008 GMT 
IEEE  Sun Dec 14 17:41:25 2008 GMT 
INCH  Sun Dec 21 13:23:20 2008 GMT 
INDY  Sun Dec 21 13:27:53 2008 GMT 
INFO  Sun Dec 21 13:36:15 2008 GMT 
IRAN  Wed Dec 24 14:03:58 2008 GMT 
IRAQ  Wed Dec 24 14:04:01 2008 GMT 

Fear not, dear Ubuntu supporters, the ubuntu teams get another chance, as the lowercase numbers still yet have to come :

Ibex  Mon Jan  5 19:54:32 2009 GMT
Ibis  Mon Jan  5 20:11:31 2009 GMT
Idea  Wed Jan  7 08:18:41 2009 GMT
Idle  Wed Jan  7 08:48:37 2009 GMT
Idol  Wed Jan  7 09:01:32 2009 GMT
Iran  Sat Jan 17 22:53:34 2009 GMT
Iraq  Sat Jan 17 22:53:37 2009 GMT

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FYI, this is the Perl code to generate the string-date pair :

perl -e 'print "IBEX => ", scalar gmtime unpack("N", pack("a*", IBEX)), "\n";'