Friday, November 11, 2011


Hmmm, so today is 11 November 2011. It is Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth (Veterans Day in the US) to commemorate the end of World War I. It is also a Chinese pop culture day i.e. Singles Day (光棍节 - bare sticks day, since the ones looked like sticks). This year, it is extra special, for the year is also a two digit 11, making it 11.11.11. In Malaysia, many people took the opportunity of this date to get married or rather, to register their marriage (hey, you will never forget your wedding anniversary date). I am sure many restaurants and halls were fully booked for wedding dinners tonight.

So nothing much happened for me today, though I saw a car with this number plate **N1111 along the DUKE (Duta - Ulu Kelang) highway. The last alphabet was an N (out of the three alphabets) and that looked like an 11, thus making it a 111111 number plate.
What a coincidence - a car with **N 1111 registration plate, and I saw it on 11-11-11.

A little trivia with numbers here. If you play about with the base number for 111111 you get the following:

111111 is in decimal (base 10), converting it to
Binary (base 2)              = 1101100100000111
Hexadecimal (base 16)  = 1B207

111111 is in binary (base 2), converting it to
Decimal (base 10)         =  63
Hexadecimal (base 16)  =  3F

111111 is in hexadecimal (base 16), converting it to
Binary (base 2)             =  10001000100010001
Decimal (base 10)        =  1118481

On the flip side, I just noticed that the number of drafted but unpublished posts for this blog has grown to an embarrassingly large number (a number too big to disclose, hehe).


  1. Me too. Used to be able to convert binary to decimal on the fly, but now my brain is rusty (tandanya sudah tua)...have to use a calculator or computer applet to do it, ;-)