Pi To The 314th Digit In Binary – Happy Pi Day

Today is March 14th, 2012 or in other words 3.14, which makes today Pi Day.

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(Photo CC pauladamsmith)

Today I thought, what’s geekier than sharing Pi to the 314th digit in binary (feel free to challenge me in the comments). For your ubergeek pleasure, here it is.

00110011 00101110 00110001 00110100 00110001 00110101 00111001 00110010 00110110 00110101 00110011 00110101 00111000 00111001 00110111 00111001 00110011 00110010 00110011 00111000 00110100 00110110 00110010 00110110 00110100 00110011 00110011 00111000 00110011 00110010 00110111 00111001 00110101 00110000 00110010 00111000 00111000 00110100 00110001 00111001 00110111 00110001 00110110 00111001 00110011 00111001 00111001 00110011 00110111 00110101 00110001 00110000 00110101 00111000 00110010 00110000 00111001 00110111 00110100 00111001 00110100 00110100 00110101 00111001 00110010 00110011 00110000 00110111 00111000 00110001 00110110 00110100 00110000 00110110 00110010 00111000 00110110 00110010 00110000 00111000 00111001 00111001 00111000 00110110 00110010 00111000 00110000 00110011 00110100 00111000 00110010 00110101 00110011 00110100 00110010 00110001 00110001 00110111 00110000 00110110 00110111 00111001 00111000 00110010 00110001 00110100 00111000 00110000 00111000 00110110 00110101 00110001 00110011 00110010 00111000 00110010 00110011 00110000 00110110 00110110 00110100 00110111 00110000 00111001 00110011 00111000 00110100 00110100 00110110 00110000 00111001 00110101 00110101 00110000 00110101 00111000 00110010 00110010 00110011 00110001 00110111 00110010 00110101 00110011 00110101 00111001 00110100 00110000 00111000 00110001 00110010 00111000 00110100 00111000 00110001 00110001 00110001 00110111 00110100 00110101 00110000 00110010 00111000 00110100 00110001 00110000 00110010 00110111 00110000 00110001 00111001 00110011 00111000 00110101 00110010 00110001 00110001 00110000 00110101 00110101 00110101 00111001 00110110 00110100 00110100 00110110 00110010 00110010 00111001 00110100 00111000 00111001 00110101 00110100 00111001 00110011 00110000 00110011 00111000 00110001 00111001 00110110 00110100 00110100 00110010 00111000 00111000 00110001 00110000 00111001 00110111 00110101 00110110 00110110 00110101 00111001 00110011 00110011 00110100 00110100 00110110 00110001 00110010 00111000 00110100 00110111 00110101 00110110 00110100 00111000 00110010 00110011 00110011 00110111 00111000 00110110 00110111 00111000 00110011 00110001 00110110 00110101 00110010 00110111 00110001 00110010 00110000 00110001 00111001 00110000 00111001 00110001 00110100 00110101 00110110 00110100 00111000 00110101 00110110 00110110 00111001 00110010 00110011 00110100 00110110 00110000 00110011 00110100 00111000 00110110 00110001 00110000 00110100 00110101 00110100 00110011 00110010 00110110 00110110 00110100 00111000 00110010 00110001 00110011 00110011 00111001 00110011 00110110 00110000 00110111 00110010 00110110 00110000 00110010 00110100 00111001 00110001 00110100 00110001 00110010 00110111 00110011 00110111 00110010 00110100 00110101 00111000 00110111 00110000 00110000 00110110 00110110 00110000 00110110

Not Your Average Bar Code Tattoo – It Scans

Back in July, I upgraded my single parallel port tattoo to add on Fire Wire ports and a bar code. Underneath the bar code was my name in binary code and for those who don’t know binary, I wanted the bar code to scan properly to display my name, just in case. Below is the picture I posted online of my new ink.

Bar code and ports tattoos

When I told Jordan at Americana Tattoo that I had put off the bar code for years because it seemed everyone was doing one, I added that I finally decided to do it because I found a way to make mine unique. He told me how a surprising number of people ask for a bar code and just give him any random bar code to copy. Apparently, there’s a lot of people out there who, if thrown on a checkout line scanner at the supermarket, would likely come up as a $0.99 bottle of filtered water. Hearing that made mine seem so much better, but I never got around to scanning it until Friday, when a friend told me he scanned the picture of my tattoo with his T-Mobile G1 and it worked. Of course, I immediately headed to Jared’s office to borrow his G1 and try it myself. I took my video camera:

In case you’re wondering what got me thinking (and talking) about my tattoos again, take a look at some of the recent blog posts that I noticed popping up that were talking about it. I love that it inspires people to write about it.

http://snigit.blogspot.com/2008/08/techtoo-bar-code-and-ports.html

http://www.geekytattoos.com/joe-tech-is-versatile/

http://www.tattooblog.org/entry/joe-is-geeky-and-his-tattoo-too/

http://www.tattoo42.com/joe-is-geeky-and-his-tattoo-too.html

http://tystips.com/archives/39/techtoos-technology-related-tattoos/

There was another link in Spanish that I can’t find at the moment.

With all this tattoo action buzzing, it also got me thinking about what’s next. I know I want more ports, but I also want to move forward with the beginnings of what will be a whole cyborg theme. The ports are just a start. What’s the best geeky tattoo you’ve seen? Any suggestions on what I should do next?

5 Geeky Ways to Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day

If you’re geeky like me, you already know how to geekily say “I Love You”, but what if you’re not and you want to say “I Love You” in a geeky way to your geeky loved one? Don’t worry. I’m here to help.

Geek Love

1. Send an e-card
Send your loved one an electronic greeting card via Blue Mountain or Hallmark.

2. Buy them something extra geeky
Show your smushy-face huney-buns you know what they like by getting them something from Think Geek. If they’re truly geeky, they’ll love it.

3. Say it in Klingon
I’m not a Trekkie, so don’t ask me, but I’m sure there’s a way to say “I Love You” in Klingon.

4. Better yet, say it in Binary

0100100100100000011011000110111101110110
0110010100100000011110010110111101110101

5. Do it with Code
Grab the code for your geek’s favorite programming language here and just replace “hello world” in the code with “I love my geek” or any other message. Don’t worry. These are usually only 1-3 lines of code, so you should have no problem.

So how would YOU say “I Love You” in a geeky way?