The only time people are binary


“There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”

– Unknown

I have recently become rather obsessed with understanding binary code. I think it stems from being intrigued by binary clocks (I just got a binary coded decimal (BCD) clock home screen widget on my Android phone).  Anyway, I pulled my finger out and I can now read binary numbers, albeit not as quickly as I would read in my “native” decimal.  Next stop is the binary alphabet….

Binary numbers are actually strangely calming.  I have been having some minor coping wobbles lately and having something I can just focus on really calms me.  “Building a pyramid” of binary numbers in my mind slows me down and distracts me until my mind can cope again.  It’s either that or I try and do my twelve times table in my head and that just frustrates me.  Watching a binary clock (BCD or true binary) tick away the seconds/epochs is mesmerising (for me, anyway).

But then just the sound of a clock ticking relaxes me too.  Another smelling the flowers sensation to enjoy, I reckon.

This is just another random thought from my brain, a blog post I started and forgot how I wanted to finish it…

 

Nic

 

By the way, you may have noticed that I have failed rather miserably at my NaBloPoMo 2015 pledge to post every day this November – and we’re not even half way through the month.  Thing is, as much as I enjoy a challenge I realised that I was just finding I was staying up at until stupid o’clock trying to write something vaguely coherent when I should have been getting some sleep.  Lack of sleep seems to aggravate the chemical and electrics issue I have with my brain so that wasn’t a good way to be.  Also it felt a bit wrong forcing myself to write when I don’t really have to.  So I’ve knocked that plan on the head.  I’m still assigning this month’s posts to my #NaBloPoMo2015 category, it’s my blog after all. Ner.