This site can be used in a number of different ways.
This is this site's raison d'être—to give easy access to timestamp translations directly from a browser's address bar.
The easiest way to get information on a particular timestamp is to enter it directly into your browser's address bar, like so:
This will bring up information on the timestamp 123456789.
If you want to go in the opposite direction and get a timestamp for a particular date and time, you can do this by building a URL with the year, month and date, followed by optional hour, minute and second values.
For example, to get the timestamp for the 31st March, 1978, use the following URI:
For 3:45:22 PM on that day, just add the hour (in 24-hour time), the minute and the number of seconds to the URI:
You can also request a description of any date and time, and using the magic of the python-dateutil module, the site will do it's best to try and figure what you're on about.
For easy access to this site, install this bookmarklet by dragging the link to your browser's bookmarks bar. The next time you see a Unix Timestamp in a web page, just select it and click the bookmark — you'll come to this site and be shown information about the selected timestamp.