Binary birthday wishes

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Windell of Evil Mad Scientist Labs is this many, expressed in a binary candle. He shows you how to make your own. Do you know how old he is?

(BTW: I don’t think today is really his birthday, but let’s play along. He *is* 0100010.)

Binary Birthday

14 thoughts on “Binary birthday wishes

  1. mrdelayer says:


  2. Dave Bell says:

    34, but it helps when your age is a binary palindrome!
    Which end is the LSBit?

    And I just realized, I’m palidromic, too.
    I think I’m the youngest one can be, with only two zeros.

  3. right says:

    So you’re just writing off the market in birthday candles for those 128 or older?

  4. Kevin Riggle says:

    Is the candle big-endian or little-endian?

  5. zabacorporation says:

    I think it’s Big-endian. This is definitely the cutest informatic cake I’ve ever seen:)
    Hi Dave, I’m as old as you are:-D

  6. Dave Bell says:

    zabacorporation wrote:
    Hi Dave, I’m as old as you are:-D

    No, you’re as *young* as I am!
    And we can be palindromic again in only 3 years, the smallest gap…

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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