7 characters in base32 (35 bits) is enough to count the milliseconds in a year.
So I could theoretically make a timestamp that looks like:
That's pretty usable for autogenerated urls, don't you think?
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@zatnosk how about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Ordinal_dates
@kai that'll eat three characters just to get the date. This one gives me millisecond presicion with five characters.
@zatnosk oh, I didn't realize what it was. Cool!
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