Hi,
	I'm trying to figure out how to convert a number by dropping bits  
higher than the range that I want.  For example, I'd like to convert  
248 (0000 0001 0001 1100) into 28 (0001 1100) by converting any bits  
over the 8th one into a zero:

000 0001 0001 1100
^^^ ^^^^

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Ryan