Archive for the ‘Watches for Debugging’ Category

A Blue Screen Watch

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

The following watch came to my attention when I saw an ad at Zurich airport last week:

Tissot Seastar Blue Dial Mens Watch T0664071104700

Good complement to a digital one I have: Teaching binary to decimal conversion.

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Teaching binary to decimal conversion

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Sometimes we have data in binary and we want to convert it to decimal to lookup some constant in a header file, for example. I used to do it previously via calc.exe. Now I use .formats WinDbg command and 0y binary prefix:

0:000> .formats 0y111010
Evaluate expression:
  Hex:     0000003a
  Decimal: 58
  Octal:   00000000072
  Binary:  00000000 00000000 00000000 00111010
  Chars:   ...:
  Time:    Thu Jan 01 00:00:58 1970
  Float:   low 8.12753e-044 high 0
  Double:  2.86558e-322

Some months ago I was flying SWISS and found this binary watch in their duty-free catalog which I use now to guess time :-)

01 The One Binary Watch
 

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It has 6 binary digits for minutes. There are desktop binary clocks and other binary watches available if you google them but they don’t have 6 binary digits for minutes. They approximate them by using 2 rows or columns: tenths of minutes and minutes (2 + 4 binary digits) and we are all good in handling 4 binary digits because of our work with hexadecimal nibbles but not good in handling more binary digits like 5 or 6 when we see them in one row. 

- Dmitry Vostokov @ DumpAnalysis.org -