Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"It is good...'

...for me that I have been afflicted - that I might learn thy statutes." 27 dtg = 71 decimal



Left hand: two fingers up (choose any two, really - I simply use my index and middle because it is comfortable)

Right hand: Thumb, index finger, and middle finger down - and the ring and little fingers up. On the right hand, it matters which fingers you choose, because "not all digits are given equal values." See, the thumb is worth one, the index finger worth two, and the middle finger four.

Add them up, and you get seven.

Add that to two on the left hand, multiplied by thirty two to get sixty four, and you get, again, decimal seventy one.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Their heart is a fat as grease..."

"...but I delight in thy law." 26dtg (twentuh-six)

Two fingers up on my left hand - my index and my middle fingers, and the same two digits down on my right hand.

64+6=70 decimal ("Seventy").



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"The proud have forged a lie against me...

...but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart."

Verse 25 dtg "twentuh-five"

Two fingers up on my left hand. Index and middle finger - but, to be honest? It could be any two digits. After all, each digit actually counts for "one" the way I'm counting it on that hand.

On my right hand, however, it is a different story. For one thing, I start with my digits OUT, and pull them IN to activate their value. For another thing - unlike my left hand - on my right hand, each digit is NOT worth the same amount. My thumb is worth one, my index finger is worth two, and my middle finger is worth four. Therefore, seeing I need "five", I keep my middle finger down (as is was for "twentuh-four"), and pull in my thumb.

By the way, for the record, here is why I changed the way I count on my left hand:

If you really need to, you can count to 1023 on two hands, using binary finger counting; and I used to use binary counting on both hands. When, however, I recited Psalm 119, using binary finger counting on both hands, I found I had to pull and hold down my index finger all the way from verse (decimal) "sixty-four" to (decimal) "one hundred and twenty seven" (in Base Thirty Two, those numbers, respectively, are "twentuh" (20 dtg) and "thirtuh-zed" (3z dtg)). What I found was, that that is a long time to have to hold your index finger in that position.

Then, it occurred to me that if I combined counting from zero to decimal 31 ("zed" - z dtg) on my right hand, with five on my left hand; I could still get to decimal 192 ("fiftuh-zed" - 5z dtg). And that was STILL more than I needed, seeing Psalm 119 only had decimal "one hundred and seventy six" - 176 verses. In Duotrigesimal, that is "fiftuh-gee" (say "gee" with the "hard" "g" sound - 5g dtg).
(By the way, I know this is different, but that is what I am - with a capital "D"; and I love being that.)

Therefore, if I am counting verses on my hands as I recite Psalm 119, I use binary finger counting on my dominant (right) hand, and conventional finger counting on my non-dominant (left) hand. That is why I have two fingers up for "two" on my left hand (which, remember we are multiplying by decimal "thirty-two" to give us "sixty-four") and my middle finger and thumb DOWN on my right hand for four plus one, which equals five. Add them up, and you get decimal sixty-nine. I HOPE that makes sense, but if not, it might help to go to the beginning of this blog and work forward from there.

Blessings! Love!


Friday, June 12, 2015

"Thou art good...

...and doest good - teach me thy statutes."

Verse: 24 dtg "twentuh-four"

Two fingers up on my left hand, and only my middle finger down on my right hand (and I am using my palm muscle to hold down that middle finger.)

64 + 4 = 68 decimal

I love you, OK?


Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Before I was afflicted...

...I went astray, but now have I kept thy word."

Verse 23 dtg "twentuh-three"

Two fingers up on my left hand (my index and middle) (which gives me duotrigesimal 20 or "twentuh"; which equals decimal 64 (sixty four), and on my right, both my thumb and index finger down (which gives me 1+2=3). All added together: decimal 67 (sixty seven).



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Teach me good judgement and knowledge...

...for I have believed thy commandments." Verse 22 dtg ("twentuh-two")

Tell you what: count to "two" traditional style on your left (or non-dominant) hand; and "two" binary style on your right (or dominant). Therefore, on your right, your index finger should be the only one down. All other digits up. I find I have to use my thumb muscle to hold down my index finger.

Now here's something fun! Double digits in duotrigesimal: "22"

Now, what is 64+2?



Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Pronounced the same way as the family name: "TAIT"

"Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, or Jehovah, according unto thy word."

Left hand: two fingers up, all other digits down

Right hand: Pull in the thumb, and leave all the fingers up.

21 dtg - "twentuh-one"

61+1= 62 (sixty-two) decimal



Thursday, June 4, 2015

"The earth, O LORD, or Jehovah..."

" full of thy mercy - teach me thy statutes." Roll over! On my left hand, my index and middle fingers up, and all my other left digits down (or in); and on my right hand, all my digits are released.

20 dtg

"twentuh"! Equals decimal 64 or "sixty-four". Why? I'll tell you, someday.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"I am a companion..."

"...of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts." 1z dtg

"zed-tuhn". 32 + 31 = 63 (sixty three) decimal.

Index finger up on my left hand, and all other digits down on that hand. On my right hand? All digits in (so that is looks like a loosely formed "fist"). Next value is a "roll-over" value...