May 26, 2005

Code Blogging

The other day I received a comment in one of my posts inviting me to play a code game. I haven't had much time to think about it, so until today I haven't even tried to do anything about solving it.

Hello!
This is not spam.
You are one of twenty bloggers chosen to play the game at aequalswhat.
Your part of the code is d=h.
Let the game begin!

Then I received an email from him apologizing for looking like a spam comment. Yeah some people are pretty touchy and his comment took some people by surprise and ticked them off. There might have been a better way to handle it - but I didn't find the comment offensive.

So I headed over to the site and had a look at what the game was supposed to be.

Twenty bloggers have been chosen to try and break this code, a simple letter substitution code. Fourteen have received one part of the code key, six have received two.

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And now, the code.

The words have been compressed to thwart any attempts to guess the answer according to the number of letters in each word, but punctuation has been left intact to serve as markers.

The game begins now. Have fun with it.

ndwwkgxzyldmgrdif,ugrabyfxwyfigrtrgkgxyww.
izyldrgabdyfvidudgjnitmgofghdtfgn,rgbxoiryfigrfgoysdkgxtifhyusyrmvyxtd
qxidfyrmtfiww,irycdr-wisdtfyfd;fzititnzyfifit,
yayod.izgvdkgxywwdregkdmfzdegxbrdkytoxuz ytizyldyrmfzyrskgxjgbvwykira!

Today I did some googling on aequalswhat and found a few people had managed to find the time to set up google bombs so they could be found. Well, I figured I better do my bit to get on the list - even though I'm a few days late and it looks like one of the bloggers (at least) already has my piece of the code. So, here goes.

aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat
aequalswhat

We'll see if that gets me on the list. In the meantime - I'll have to find some time later today to get around to the other blogs and see if I can work on the puzzle a bit. I just need more time in my day!

Posted by: Teresa in FUN at 07:19 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Seems like fun. Let us know how it all works out!

Posted by: michele at May 26, 2005 09:18 AM (ht2RK)

2 .. well, babe.. as a former cryptographer, it certainly is not a simple Caesarian Shift code.. good luck....

Posted by: Eric at May 26, 2005 02:16 PM (YlwMq)

3 So glad you liked the idea and, good news - the code has been solved! Check out the website for full details and thanks for playing along!

Cheers,
Eddie

Posted by: Eddie at May 26, 2005 06:14 PM (rXpH+)

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