Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Coded Spikes

by Cecile Cinco

Last night we had power outage. It was blackout for the neighborhood. I heard that it was due to a bird that caused the short circuit of a transformer. It took several hours (5, I think) before the electricity was restored.

I made use of that time as an opportunity to think of a lot of things while in the dark.

This morning, one of those I was thinking about was put on paper.

That is the whole alphabet plus the 'space' and the 'period.' When written as a message, I know this will be difficult to decode because you have to decide which spike goes with what or if it stands alone, although, it's still easy to remember since there is a pattern in how it was created.

I, myself, will be slow at first but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

I'll detail the code later when I have the means to do it with a computer...otherwise, I'll have to just write it down and take a picture of it just like the above pic.

While creating the concept in my mind, several names popped up like Heartbeat Code and Stalactites & Stalagmites. Since there are several spikes that do not cross the center, I thought that's not good a heart beat and Stalactites & Stalagmites is just too long, hence, the Coded Spikes was born. :D