* My files grow backwards in time.
* I created the epoch, you insensitive clod!
I'm currently upgrading one of my PCs and copying its data across. I've always been careful to keep backups of all my old filesystems — all the way back. It turns out the oldest file I have without an obviously bad timestamp is (this is not porn, honest):
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1071 1984-11-28 01:07
But my favorite is:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 57600 1986-10-31 16:12
But I thought — what about a file I actually created? Turns out that's:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 32768 1992-11-06 09:27
(Yep, using Borland C 4, corruption somewhere in the years padded it to 32KB)
Guess when I was younger I didn't mind getting up to code at 9am in my spare time. How about a poll? I'd love to see what other people keep over the years.
Even if you don't run this poll, I suspect your data center will be thundering 'find' scripts as you try this out yourself