About Me:

My name is Alan and I'm a gamer. I can beat almost any game in no time, and I'll pwn anyone in a head-to-head challenge, just ask Carlo! I also have mad programming skillz and a pet alien named Zwert.

Favorite Quote:

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will
- Mahatma Gandhi

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Video games, sci-fi, coding


March 11, 2010


I found a communication signal from space! It’s pretty weak, but wow, what a discovery! The signal is coming from a star in the constellation Libra. Our scientists call the star Gliese 581, but I bet Zwert’s people probably have a much catchier name for their sun. Anyway, the signal just sounds like a bunch of weird beeps and boops to me, but when I played it for Zwert he went totally crazy! I haven’t seen him this happy in months!

Now the question is, how do I call them back? Sure, I could just send a signal…but the source of the message is 20 light years away, and sound is much slower than light. I mean, light travels at almost three million miles per second. Sound, on the other hand, only travels at 340 miles per second. At that rate, it would take…well, it would take a lot longer than I need it to take! I wonder if Zwert has any ideas…

posted by Alan