Thanks for the Object Generator explanations. I did try uploading a JPG file, and I did indeed use the username kxa
and password CFRTdsn'tapproV
, but I got a syntax error: test1.jpg 1: syntax error.
That was kind of fun. I guess maybe it has to be a text file? Not enough to be able to figure anything else out, so I gave up (again).
lmjb1964 wrote:I'm sure no one is withholding information. I know that GnomeAnne and ggh in particlular have been puthing forth theories and queries trying to solve balthapuzzler's puzzles. The problem is that we just don't have as many OTTers hanging around to tackle the puzzles. In the old dips, you had a multitude of OTTers trying to get the the bottom of things.
Actually, it was @ggh
that I had in mind when I wrote that. Why did xe have to decrypt @taixzo
's script system all by xerself? It would have been so much more generous to share the details with us while they were being worked out. Apparently, at least if we're to believe this
figured out that @ggh
was figuring it out and told us more than @ggh
was ready to tell us, but also in a cryptic way
ggh wrote:… my gridded version of Find-the-OTTers
That's another one. @ucim
found a lot of small images that resemble avatars and things, and quasi-bragged about it by posting the little images themselves
but out of context (that is to say, without telling us where the little avatars and things are located in the original big image). @ggh responded
, "What a great way to show these!"
which I took to mean something to the effect of "how clever, showing us what you found without revealing where you found it!".
That's okay I guess, because like I said, the collaborative culture seems to have gone away. Yips ago when that "Where's Waldo"-based puzzle was new I think someone did post a spoilered image showing where some of the hidden things are… I can't remember. I don't know what text to search for. Linking to these things from the Wiki would help.— mrob27
(Edit: I think I might have used the word "humblebrag" incorrectly. Also,
ETA2: OTOH, I do kind of like the fact that the low 8 bits of 3099 (or, the remainder when dividing by 256) are 27. (3099 is the number of frames in Time
, if you count the meteor frames but don't count the apocryphal frames.)