is online

Last night I read up on morse code and wanted to use what I learned to do something fun.

I decided to create a “What is my IP-address” service (I know, there are plenty) and have it give you the IP in morse code as well as in plain text, here’s the result.

It took a little longer than I thought it would to create a wav-file through PHP with all the dits and dahs, wav-headers and whatnot – but I got there in the end.
Didn’t expect it to be so hard to get it to play on a website either; I am now using three layers:

  • HTML5 audio for browsers that support it
  • <bgsound> for IE5, 6, 7
  • Flash, for others

Unfortunately, I have not managed to get it to play on my Android phone yet – I hear Gingerbread has support for HTML5 audio though.

Not at all satisfied with the look of the site, I just threw something together in a hurry – so it will be prettier at some point. Have a look at :-)

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One Response to “ is online”

  1. Fabian says:

    Great minds think alike. :-)

    Morse code is alive!

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