Subject: Base 36
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:58:41 -0400
We have a need to generate a unique random number that can never be duplicated. We are thinking of using a combination of date and time down to the millisecond level. I saw your web page but was looking for a BASE 36 calculator but could not find one.
We want to be able to test a few conversions such as taking a number (actually year, Julian day, and time down to milliseconds) and converting it to fewer digits. Perhaps base 36 might help. All ideas appreciated.
Number could be: 9836623595999 (YRDDDHHMMSSss)
Thanks so much for an email reply.