And I’m hand-writing his Valentine in binary.

If you’ve spent any time at all online or around computers or with computer people, you’ve heard of binary.  Without getting too technical, it’s the little ones and zeros that make computers tick…so to speak.

My husband is a computer-guy, through and through.  He loves talking in a monotone robotic voice saying, “One or zero.  One or Zero.  One or Zero,” whenever he feels as though he’s not getting a definitive answer from me.

Sometimes I comply and offer a binary answer.  Sometimes I prefer to give the answer hand-written in cursive with a colored ink pen on delicate stationery, neatly folded and slipped inside a matching envelope and spritzed with my favorite perfume.

Those are the answers that really bring out the robot voice.  😉

The other day, I saw an online comic that incorporated binary into part of the drawing, and it made me laugh.  I thought the artist was just making a point that the ones and zeros of the computer code would be funny there.  I saw it as artistic license.  How clever!

I showed the comic to my hubby, and his first response was to ask if I’d translated the binary.

“You can do that?” I asked.

He laughed and opened up a new tab in the browser.  With a few keystrokes he translated that part of the comic.

I don’t know which was funnier, the comic or the fact that my hubby translated the binary…and it made sense!  Either way, I had a greater appreciation for the comic…and my hubby!  They were even funnier than I’d first thought!  😉

For those of you not fluent in binary, click here for a cool translator.

And, it’s a good thing my hubby knows where this translator is, because I have a feeling that the next time he asks me for a binary answer, he’s going to get this:

01010111011010000111100100101100001000000111100101100101
01110011001011100010000000100000010010010010000001110111
01101111011101010110110001100100001000000110110001101111
01110110011001010010000001110100011011110010000001100111
01101111001000000110111101110101011101000010000001110100
01101111001000000110010001101001011011100110111001100101
01110010001000000111010001101111011011100110100101100111
01101000011101000010111000100000001000000101010001101000
01100001011011100110101101110011001000000110011001101111
01110010001000000110000101110011011010110110100101101110
0110011100101110

😉

Feel free to leave me a message in the comment section…in binary.  I’m up for the challenge! Are you?  I’ll warn you…it’s much easier than it looks and quite addictive once you get started.
🙂

Edited to add:  I wasn’t kidding about the Valentine!  Check it out… 😉

16 Responses to “And I’m hand-writing his Valentine in binary.”


  • 01010100011010000110000101110100001000000110100101110011
    00100000011101100110010101110010011110010010000001100011
    01101100011001010111011001100101011100100010111000100000
    00100000010010010010000001101000011000010111011001100101
    00100000011011100110010101110110011001010111001000100000
    01110111011100100110100101110100011101000110010101101110
    00100000011000010110111001111001011101000110100001101001
    01101110011001110010000001101001011011100010000001100010
    01101001011011100110000101110010011110010010000001110100
    01101000011011110111010101100111011010000010000001001001
    00100000011100100110010101101101011001010110110101100010
    01100101011100100010000001101100011001010110000101110010
    01101110011010010110111001100111001000000110000100100000
    01101100011010010111010001110100011011000110010100100000
    01100001011000100110111101110101011101000010000001101001
    01110100001000000110100101101110001000000110011101110010
    01100001011001000110010100100000011100110110001101101000
    01101111011011110110110000101110001000000010000001001001
    00100000011101110110111101110101011011000110010000100000
    01101100011010010110101101100101001000000111010001101111
    00100000011100110110100001100001011100100110010100100000
    01110100011010000110100101110011001000000111011101101001
    01110100011010000010000001110100011010000110010100100000
    01110100011001010110001101101000001000000111001101110100
    01110101011001000110010101101110011101000111001100100000
    01100001011101000010000001110011011000110110100001101111
    01101111011011000010111000100000001000000101010001101000
    01100001011011100110101100100000011110010110111101110101
    00100000011001100110111101110010001000000111001101101000
    011000010111001001101001011011100110011100101110

  • I pasted my comment in binary but I think it may not convert line breaks. so I don’t think you can read it.

  • this is what it should have said

    That is very clever. I have never written anything in binary though I remember learning a little about it in grade school. I would like to share this with the tech students at school. Thank you for sharing.

  • you’re almost as big a 01100100011011110111001001101011 as your husband 🙂

  • Thank you this is nifty but I must be binary illiterate. I love reading your blogs!!!!! Thank you

  • Terra, it was all there! I was able to put the line-breaks in to make it pretty.

    Jim, so true…so true. Then again, I see you couldn’t resist using binary either…so what does that make you? Ha! 🙂

  • Thanks, Starr! Trust me…once you get the hang of it, you may waste a lot of time translating the silliest things! 🙂

  • 01011001011011110111010101110010001000000110100001110101
    01110011011000100110000101101110011001000010000001110011
    01101111011101010110111001100100011100110010000001110011
    01100011011000010111001001111001001000000110000101101110
    01100100001000000110100101110100001000000111011101101111
    01110101011011000110010000100000011001100111001001100101
    01100001011010110010000001101101011001010010000001101111
    01110101011101000010000001110100011011110010000001101100
    01101001011101100110010100100000011101110110100101110100
    011010000010000001101000011010010110110100101110

  • Oh, XUP! That’s hilarious!! I can assure you, this just adds to his already overabundant charm…and it really isn’t scary. Then again, I’ve always had a soft-spot in my heart for robots. LOL

  • Too cute! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too 🙂

  • 010101000110100001101001011100110010000001101001011100
    110010000001110100011010000110010100100000011000100110
    010101110011011101000010000001110100011010000110100101
    101110011001110010000001100101011101100110010101110010
    001000010010000001010100011010000110000101101110011010
    110010000001111001011011110111010100100000011100110110
    1111001000000110110101110101011000110110100000100001

  • Oh that didn’t work the way I wanted, sorry Momma!

  • No worries, Jess! Your message came through just fine! I went ahead and put the line-breaks in! 🙂

  • Gretchen, I love the Binary Solo! 🙂

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