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Crack puzzles, cracking up
So, the puzzlehunt competition is over. I got second on tuesday.

Feel free to try puzzles. I have some notes for things, etc.

Oh, yeah, the flash drive? It was a rather small 64 MB flash drive. I was disappointed. Come now, google. You could have made it at least 128, right?


And this entry cracked me up. As porsupah put it, "Beware the perils of waxing."


And I'm now the apache/CGI/massmail admin of our EC (Engineering Console) server. I'm not all too sure what happen. Oh well, let's see how interesting things get... I already had request to put in pdf files somewhere, and had to poke around much, and use sudo, 'cause of odd permissions. And now I have another request to find out what went wrong with an application submission.

Need to read up on Apache2. And SQL. Suggestions?

[edit] puzzle link fixed.

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Current Music: Hui Dao Yi Ge Ren - Guang Liang, My First time

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tinkleneko From: tinkleneko Date: October 8th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
The puzzle link-> 404 Error. Not found...
jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: October 9th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I guess it's just a really tough puzzle...
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 9th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
XP Shh.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 9th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoops, fixed.
contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: October 12th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I worked on the puzzles a little bit this afternoon with two classmates. We finished Monday (aided by C++, I think...) and part of Tuesday, but we got stuck on the second part of Tuesday, so we gave up for the day. We're not looking at the solutions, but can you just tell me whether using the server would really allow using brute force?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 12th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
The server does allow brute force - in fact, several later groups solved it that way.

It's not suggested, however, and it means you're not looking closely enough.
contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: October 15th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Any chance you can suggest a useful hint that doesn't totally reveal the answer?
ibneko From: ibneko Date: October 15th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

The image is well hidden, because it doesn't show up on the page, even though the page references it indirectly. You write your own webpage code, you should be familiiar with this stuff. Although knowing the unix "diff" command may speed things up a tiny bit...
contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: October 18th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

This puzzle's answer was really satisfying :)
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