We just reached node #200,000, and the results from the contest are in. (drumroll, please)

First of all, node #200,000 was indeed a non-normal node, so the timestamp of #200,001 will be used instead (though it doesn't actually change who won).

The actual timestamp is Sun Sep 22 23:54:58 2002 which was a mere 5 minutes 2 seconds away from gri6507's guess of Mon Sep 23 00:00:00 2002

Congratulations gri6507, you've just won a limited edition perlmonks mug!!!

p.s. See the list of entries to find out how close others came.

p.p.s. The create time was determined by the output of the following script:

#!/usr/bin/perl -wT use strict; use LWP::Simple; use XML::Simple; my $node = shift || 200_001; my $url = "$node&displaytype=xml"; my $xml = get($url) || die "Can't get $url"; my $parsed = XMLin($xml); my $created = $parsed->{'created'}; if ($parsed->{id} == $node) { print "Node $node was created at $created\n"; } else { print "Data doesn't match node ($parsed->{id} != $node)\n"; }