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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@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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