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