Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Morse Codes

I have been a big fan of Doctor Who since the 90s movie, it was my first
exposure to Doctor Who and I liked it; Little did I know I wouldn't see
any new Doctor Who until 2005. From the first time Christopher Eccleston
told Rose to Run I was hooked.

September 1st of 2012 one of the best pieces of memorabilia was released
by The Wand Company, I had to order it within the first minutes it was
available on Thinkgeek (Plus I had a 30 dollar credit and a ton of geek points
to get a mini tardis. Luckily I had just ordered a bunch of AAA rechargable
batteries, So I was good to go as soon as it arrived.

Honestly I play with it more in FX mode than anything, and eventually
the morse codes started to bug me because I don't really have an ear
for the dashes and dots. Although, I can spot them very easily in a Wave
file. Somehow no one had managed to make a record of what the all the morse
were in the first week, I felt like surely someone must have, but the search
results they only show my results and a lot of sites just mentioning that
the Sonic Screwdriver HAS morse codes.

Anyhow I recorded each one on my phone, no special care was taken in the
recording, live with it. and I used SMS Free on android to type out the dashes
and dots I saw on the wave file from my recording to translate them. I know
not as cool as translating morse by ear on the fly but eh, it is what it is.

Official Write up.
When the Sonic Screwdriver is in FX Mode, its tip flashes once every 2 seconds. If it isn't moved for about 1 minute, the Sonic Screwdriver does an internal systems check and then flashes and beeps a short Morse code message confirming that it is OK. If the Sonic Screwdriver is left for long periods without being moved, then every 1963 flashes of the tip (about an hour), the Sonic comes to life and flashes and beeps one of 11 secret Morse code messages to tell you what it is thinking.

List of all 11 Morse Codes

SONICOK                      = ...--- -. ..-.-. --- -.-
SPOILERS                   = ... .--. --- .. .-.. . .-. ...
GALLIFREY                 = --. .- .-.. .-.. .. ..-. .-. .  -.--
TARDIS                      = - .- -.. .. ...
BOWTIESARECOOL      = -... --- .-- - .. . ... .- .-. .  -.-. .. .. .-..
RUNRUN                    = .-. ..- -. .-. ..- -.
GERONIMO                   = --. . .-. --- -. .. -- ---
COMEALONGPOND   =  -.-. --- -- . .- .-.. --- -. --. .--. --- -. -..
ITSBIGGERONTHEINSIDE = .. - ... -... .. --. --. . .-. --- -. - .... . .. -. ... .. -.. .
HELLOSWEETIE             =  .... . .-.. .-.. --- ... .-- . . - .. .
FISHFINGERSANDCUSTARD = ..-. .. ... .... ..-. .. -. --. . .-. ... .- -. -.. -.-. ..- ... - .- .-. -..

The list of Morse Codes is now Complete 11/11! Completed 9/18/2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Help me get a puppy!

I need help picking/getting a puppy! I've spent the better part of 3 years home alone, I'd like to get a puppy now, Official looking puppy sites are all so expensive, thousands of dollars for a dog. I have severe arthritis and live in an apartment; So I need a dog that doesn't require alot of walking and doesn't bark alot, and doesn't have it's own inherent health issues. I wanted to get a English Bulldog but they are both expensive to buy a puppy and have alot of potential health issues. Thinking maybe a Pug, or Puggle.. perhaps a shih tzu, it's been probably 16 years since I've had a dog, and I was never terribly fond of my parent's chihuahua's as they had severe little dog syndrom. Anyways, this will be a major companion for me So any breed recommendations will come with some major research. the last problem I face is Social Security isn't much, so I really can't afford thousands on a dog, sure I can save it up, but it'll take forever, and I really would like to get a dog sooner rather than later, it's been a long lonely few years.