So, Linda informs us that it’s time to create a new badge for One-Liner Wednesday for the coming year. Here’s my entry:
The photo is by Ryan McGuire, who was kind enough to share it on Pixabay under their license. Basically, the license says I can treat it as my own, which I have. I sent Ryan a cup of coffee for his trouble. Thanks, Ryan!
Best of luck to all entrants!
I got the news yesterday that it’s time once again to design a badge that we’ll use for Stream of Consciousness Saturday for the 2018-19 season. Here is my entry:
I thought about streams, and one that kept coming back to me was a bit stream, a string of binary digits (1’s and 0’s) that are combined to form a message. If you look at the background, you’ll notice one such string in a dark green color. To create that string, I wrote a Python program (learning Python as I went along) to take a message and translate each character into its ASCII code (a string of seven binary characters), then concatenate all of the strings together. Here’s the message I used:
Stream of Consciousness Saturday|#SoCS|John Holton|The Sound of One Hand Typing|https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com
I’m so clever…
So, that’s my entry into the badge contest. Hope you like it!
If you’ve been reading the blog here, you know that I participate in One-Liner Wednesday, brought to you by Linda Hill and this station. And you might have seen where we have a contest running right now to select a new badge to represent our little weekly project. I came up with an entry:
Today is the day we vote on all the entries, and I have to say there’s some very stiff competition. The page that has links to all the contestants and the form on which to vote (which for some reason didn’t show up for me: I suspect my ad blocker) can be found here on Linda’s blog. Please, even if you don’t participate in One-Liner Wednesday, head on over there, look at all the entries, and vote for the one you like best. Thanks, and best of luck to all the contestants!
I see that it’s time again to choose a new badge for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. As you know, I designed the badge that was used this past year.
You can vote for it again this year, and I would be honored if it was chosen again, but really, it’s someone else’s turn. Give all the badges a look and vote this Thursday for the one you like best. Best of luck to everyone who designs a badge!