posted by Robbie Shade on 08 Aug 2011

Ever wanted to know when you’ll be one gigasecond old? Of course you have, and the answer is about 31.7 years after birth. I’ve created a website that, given your date of birth, will tell you when your next gigasecond anniversary is (as well as 10 kilo-day anniversaries), and gives you the option to add them to Google Calendar as events. Check it out at

Creating this site has served two purposes: a contribution to my ongoing thesis procrastination, and an excuse to learn about jQuery. If everything goes to plan I’ll have submitted my thesis within the next couple of weeks, and then where is my motivation for pointless projects going to come from?