Archive: September 7th, 2006

d.Construct travel news

If you’re planning to come down to d.Construct tomorrow morning on a train from London, you might want to rethink your travel plans:

A train drivers’ union will decide later whether to go ahead with a major strike which is set to cripple services across southern England.

There’s always the bus, though that takes considerably longer. Or you could just come down tonight and go to the pub.

Update: The strike has been called off! Praise Jeebus!

Inspecting Morse

Does anyone reading this know Morse Code? If so, please let me know what this audio message means (I got as far as figuring out that the subject is “hello”).

I was trying to work out how to solve this conundrum when Brian suggested using Mechanical Turk. Of course! It’s the ideal task for for it. But when I tried to create a request I discovered that I needed an American bank account.

If anyone out there with the necessary connections wants to create a HIT for me, that would me much appreciated.

Go on… decode the message that some smartarse has left for me and earn yourself some .

Update: It’s been cracked! Matthew Somerville and Stuart Langridge earn super geek points for doing this. The message reads:

HI. TOM ANTHONY HERE. ON THE PODCAST YOU SOUNDED LIKE YOU REALLY WANTED A MORSE MESSAGE, OR ANY MESSAGE FOR THAT MATTER. WELL, HERE YOU GO. BTW I AM SO WINNING THE GOLF.