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A Cheezy Valentine, Indeed!

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Here is the Valentine I made for my hubby this year.

The front is in binary.

The front is in binary.

And, here is what it all means:

The back has the translation.

The back has the translation.

From all of us here at
The Casual Perfectionist

Happy!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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… 😉