• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 13.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/ordinal/ordinalmalaprop.com/engine/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Abandon Voice entirely, with Flags!



Hello World - in Semaphore from Ordinal Malaprop on Vimeo.

Well, that is really just a title to grab Attention, but I have been this evening working on a script which translates Letters and Numbers into the waving of Semaphore Flags (in the above case, in the Oscar pattern). The message sent there should be fairly easily deciphered. I think that it is all correct, but to be quite frank, I cannot myself easily decipher Semaphore, thus I may have missed a detail.

The script, however, will interpret anything said on channel 9 into a series of such gestures, and one is advised to have Flags or Beacons or some such in hand so that onlookers may more easily receive the signal. Given sufficient time, I shall post the script here for general consumption. (I shall also provide a set of flags and the scripted attachment for sale at a very small cost, in order to recoup my uploading expenses for the Animations and such.)

Addition: Please see my following post for details of how to obtain the thing.

otakup0pe's picture
17 Sep200707:17
otakup0pe (not verified)

Hehe. I'm going to have fun with this and bots.

Osprey Therian's picture
17 Sep200708:19
Osprey Therian (not verified)

I am looking forward to using this fine communication system. As always, your products are useful for ordinary men and women while being on the very leading edge of progress. Thank you.

Crap Mariner's picture
17 Sep200708:39
Crap Mariner (not verified)

Pure genius!

So, when can we expect Morse Code bling messages?

Patchouli Woollahra's picture
17 Sep200715:06
Patchouli Woollahra (not verified)

I'm not holding my breath for that, Crap. There's enough latency that getting a message in morse properly would take a looong time.

But semaphores are insanely good at the right distance for message transmission.

Seriously, I want this semaphore set for the pure WTF feel.

HeadBurro Antfarm's picture
17 Sep200717:12
HeadBurro Antfarm (not verified)

Perfect! I can sit non-phys and swear at griefers in total safety. Ohhhh, I'm drooloing a little :)

Vint Falken's picture
17 Sep200718:52
Vint Falken (not verified)

LMAO. A pity crap said the 'pure genius' comment before me and I don't want to agree with him. =d Can you make it that way I can sign with my ears? ;)

Ravishal Bentham's picture
17 Sep200722:29
Ravishal Bentham (not verified)

OMG, this is just hilarious. I HAVE to have it. Wasn't there a Monty Python Sketch that incorporated semaphore flags? Sometihn about the world's deadliest joke?

Tom Reynolds's picture
18 Sep200701:55
Tom Reynolds (not verified)

Simply superb, there is something almost poetic about the animations.

Tenshi Vielle's picture
18 Sep200702:50
Tenshi Vielle (not verified)

Well howdy, Ordinal! Nice video :)

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Eileen McCallister's picture
18 Sep200710:55
Eileen McCallister (not verified)

I had to laugh so loud, I woke up me neighbour.
Will start to learn Semaphore as soon as I smell me coffee.

Ravishal, if you need a Catherine for the SL version of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0vgZ2UNS54

I have some time left :-)

DD Ra's picture
18 Sep200718:18
DD Ra (not verified)

Very good idea !

Would be nice too to have achannel 9 listener to give to friends with the "commercial version" ;)

Zoe Connolly's picture
19 Sep200700:10
Zoe Connolly (not verified)

Oh very good!

I much prefer Semaphore in RL as well... although somewhat difficult to perform inside a moving vehicle.

Icterus Dagger's picture
21 Sep200701:42
Icterus Dagger (not verified)

Ordinal, this is beautiful! Thank you! I love it!

-iD

Veyorn Supercharge's picture
21 Sep200715:09
Veyorn Supercharge (not verified)

Now that is very, very cool....

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