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Ah, geek humor…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 10:16 pm

Oh my. Bill Amend of “FoxTrot” fame really is a nerd.

Yesterday’s comic had Jason eating a bowl of Alpha-Bytes— like Alpha-Bits, but in binary, naturally.

But what’s even funnier is that the cereal actually spells something. Those are the ASCII codes for “YOUNERD”.

I guess I am a nerd, since I went through the trouble of actually checking the ASCII values… though admittedly, Perl’s pack function did make it a bit less painful… :-p

Edited to add: Of course, this is old news to those of you who regularly read Digg, which I had forgotten to check for several days. Great minds think alike, I guess…


  1. I did the same thing

    Comment by Matt — 28-Aug-2007 @ 7:09 pm

  2. I too did this although I have memorized the conversion of binary to decimal to ASCII. I like that A=65 and a=97, it makes it really simple.

    Comment by Tanas — 16-Jul-2017 @ 7:57 pm

  3. long time, eh? see messages to the footar. suppose i should say sumthin. hope you done gud pal.

    Comment by ello footar — 06-Feb-2019 @ 8:03 pm

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