# You know you're a geek when........

Your arduino spews out this out and it only takes 90 seconds to work out what it is.....

105122122117122

(clue - think groups of three)

I guess I'm not a geek yet

...R

Nor am I.

So here is one for you.

What is the next number in this series?

0
10
1110
3110
132110
1113122110
??

Clue: say the digits out loud.

Weedpharma

105-122-122-117-122
E - R - R - O - R

It's the ascii code for the string "error" - it popped up once when working with the SD library - never did quite get to the bottom of the reason for it.

I thought of ASCII codes and I looked it up in my little book.

According to my book (using decimal notation)

105 = i
122 = z
117 = u

I did not think to look up the hex values

...R

Um. In octal. Which means is pretty rare to see in arduinoLand...

westfw:
Um. In octal. Which means is pretty rare to see in arduinoLand...

Which really proves I'm not a geek (just stupid). I did not realize I was looking at the octal column in my little book

...R

(I immediately thought of ascii, and got "izzuz" as well. I thought "maybe octal?" immediately followed by "Nah, it wouldn't be octal here. I guess I'll just wait for the solution.")

weedpharma:
Nor am I.

So here is one for you.

What is the next number in this series?

0
10
1110
3110
132110
1113122110
??

Clue: say the digits out loud.

Weedpharma

311311222110

You win!

While looking at the previous number, say what you see.

Zero
One zero
One one, one zero
Three ones, one zero

Etc

Weedpharma

Zero
One "zero"
One "one", one "zero"
Three "ones", one "zero"

I did not realize I was looking at the octal column in my little book

at the time I came across this error, I had been working for several weeks on an unrelated project that required working with raw ascii data - so I didn't need my little book - that's when I realized I needed to get out of the house more!

Fulliautomatix:
so I didn't need my little book - that's when I realized I needed to get out of the house more!

Yes.

Another reason for the little book is ---- now what was I going to say?

...R

LarryD:

It's an octal valve [tube] base. But that's not from being a geek, it's from being an oldie.
A geek would tell you that the valve needed a 6.3V heater supply...ooops!

Well it was geeky back then.

.

Hi,
When you have a notepad, pen and pocket protector in your shirt pocket.
Small ruler optional.

(notepad == a device made from a celulous material, that requires a special stylus to impregnate any non volatile information on it in any format, binary, hex, Octal, ASCII, English, French etc all without the need for plugins, an no power source required.)

I'm still looking for pocket protector, I have pad covers with various company logos on them,

Tom...

TomGeorge:
an no power source required.

Not true. You have forgotten the gallon of coffee.

...R

Hi,

Robin2:
Not true. You have forgotten the gallon of coffee.

...R

That would be the Java....
Tom.... 8)

Hi,
You also need one of these..

Tom....
PS, Just registered mine online.