This past week, we had a leap second. An adjustment to UTC time to keep it in sync with the sun within a one second rounding error. It was our first leap second in four years. Here’s a picture you don’t see every day:
So in addition to the leap day on Feb 29th this year, we got a bonus second. How did you spend your second? I’m pretty certain I spent mine leveling my barb in Diablo III </geek>.
I just saw a tweet from Omar Bohsali, one of the founders of Priceonomics, a Spark portfolio company. He had an exciting Saturday night thanks to the leap second. Here’s a screenshot of a 16 core priceonomics server shortly after the leap second.
And then another screenshot after Omar applied a quick patch.
Y2K had nothing on leap seconds :)