February 11, 2004

Numbers the Army Way

6:52 pm - The most difficult part of this puzzle was figuring out that it has nothing to do with the Army, or at least as far as I could tell. I was all over the web looking at Army manuals.

I got really frustrated at one point, and wrote some code to display all the possible coordinates sets. I plotted them and was planning a brute force attack if this puzzle continued to stupify me. Then after a lot of staring at it, it suddenly came to me.

I checked the typical location first, then saw something else that looked strange. That was it. Whew. Posted by jeff at February 11, 2004 06:52 PM