November 2015 archive

Nov 18 2015

Binary Signed Integers – Signed Magnitude

Binary Numbers

We humans and our meat computers don’t have any trouble recognizing the sign of a number. If there is a minus sign, “-,” in front of a number, that number is negative. If a number is prefixed by a plus sign, “+,” or, the more likely case, has no prefix at all, then the number …

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Nov 16 2015

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 # 75097

Box Inside

Is it December 1st yet? That’s the first question to cross my mind even before I open my eyes in the morning. It happens every day now ever since the UPS man delivered this to me my daughter last week. The anticipation is killing me, but I am the adult, at least age-wise, and so I will show some …

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Nov 10 2015

So This Happened

Broken Finger

Bad news: It’s broken Good news: It’s a clean break Bad news: Need to wear a splint for six weeks. Good news: After MacGyver’ing the shit out of the splint, I think I can live with it. No hard feelings, Daisy.