Archive for October 2010


Today is 10/10/10. It is a very special day. This is something that happens only once in a lifetime! When I first saw what today was, it seemed like any other day, but a friend pointed out something awesome. Open up your calculator and change it to binary and type 101010, then click decimal. If you don’t know how to do it let me give you a quick translation in the binary to decimal conversion.

To start, the first thing you need to see is that in every byte (8 bits) is capable of holding a number from 0 to 255. An easy way to translate a number is to write it down. so…


Now granted, this number is not 8 digits long, but it still works, just add 2 zeros in front.


Now the easiest way I have found it to make a table to put your numbers in.

 0  0  1  0  1 0 1 0

(Hopefully this aligns properly on everyone’s screen.)
Now, Add those numbers up and what do you get?
32+8+2 = ???
42! The meaning of the universe!

How cool is that! So take today and make it the best day you can! This only happens once (well, as long as you remove the first 2 numbers from the year). Make today the best day of your life and remember. 42 is the best number out there, today will be your lucky day!