Wednesday, December 30, 2020

St. Thomas Becket & Donald Trump's acknowledgement

December 29, Latin:

Cantuariae, in Anglia, natalis sancti Thomae, Episcopi et Martyris, qui, ob defensionem justitiae et ecclesiasticae immunitatis, in Basilica sua, ab impiorum hominum factione percussus gladio, Martyr migravit ad Christum.

Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket
Issued on: December 28, 2020

Hoped to share a melody with the prayer

Here is the prayer:

Michael, Michael of the morning,
Fresh chord of Heaven adorning,
Keep me safe today,
And in time of temptation
Drive the devil away.

I would have shared a video link for the melody, and then a link to the page where I found the marine's story.

I could not find any link with the melody. But it can be sung.

I did find two other youtubes, relating to the marine's story:

Incredible Miracle: U.S. Marine Saved by Saint Michael
TFP Student Action | 11.I.2018

St. Michael the Archangel & the Marine in Korea
franciscanfriars | 29.IX.2019

And here is the page I also would have shared, but it is like the first video:

Michael, Michael of the Morning

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Weather in Bethlehem

Tuesday 16:00
14°C (58°F)
Precipitation 1%
Humidity 47 %
Wind 10 km/h or 6 mph.

When you check, don't make the mistake of checking Bethlehem in Pennsylvania instead (1°C / 34°F), there are more than one place in the world called Bethlehem, but Christ was born in Holy Land, not in US./HGL

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What's in ASCII?

New blog on the kid : Bad News? · Φιλολoγικά/Philologica : What's in ASCII?

First, what is it?

ASCII Code - The extended ASCII table


ASCII, stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It's a 7-bit character code where every single bit represents a unique character. On this webpage you will find 8 bits, 256 characters, ASCII table according to Windows-1252 (code page 1252) which is a superset of ISO 8859-1 in terms of printable characters. In the range 128 to 159 (hex 80 to 9F), ISO/IEC 8859-1 has invisible control characters, while Windows-1252 has writable characters. Windows-1252 is probably the most-used 8-bit character encoding in the world.

So, would 000 0001 be "1" on the screen? No. Would it be "A" or "a" on the screen? No. It is however what has the number value 1.

Start of Heading = 00000001 = 1.

It's a command. All values from 0 to 31 are commands.

Now, there is one of the binary digits of the septet or octet that differentiates between "UPPER CASE" and "lower case". Since the English alphabet has 26 letters, which is more than sixteen and less than thirty-two, it is precisely 32. This means it's after the next one to the left, after 64, that the alphabet upper case starts. So, upper case A is 64 + 1, upper case B is 64 + 2, and so on until upper case Z is 64 + 26 - values being then 65 to 90 for upper case. For lower case, 64 + 32 + 1, 64 + 32 + 2, 64 + 32 + 26, giving lower case a, lower case b, lower case z.

Numerals start at 48 for 0 and go to 57 for 9.

Most important for those wondering about gematria, especially Biblical one, is, ASCII is in everyday use. It is not ad hoc, just for gematric purposes. It is known mainly to computer specialists, but it is not a secret that outsiders cannot pierce. Learning the ASCII values of upper case alphabet by heart and that space and lower casing imply adding 32, does not require you to learn a new language like Greek or Hebrew. People are alive whose names were given before ASCII was invented./HGL