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First mentioned: April 11, 2007
Brian's Imeem blog

Brianundaunted is the handle of a computer programmer who worked on Linderman's voting system.


On April 11, 2007, Hana Gitelman made a post on her website linking to brianundaunted's blog. Clues offered on Brian's blog lead to two of the passwords to Linderman's voting system.

Heroes Evolutions

Brian's blog contains a number of posts complaining about his employer and refer repeatedly to an auction of the passwords needed to access the backdoor to Linderman's voting system. Two of the posts in particular contain puzzles which lead to two of the needed passwords.

Box 1

The password for the first login box is derived by following clues from a post on Brian's blog entitled "Words to Pass On". The post contains Shakespeare's Sonnet 29. Some words and letters are missing:

When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least,
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

As illustrated in bold above, the missing words and letters spell out "look in my YouTube". Searching for Brianundaunted on YouTube brings up this profile.

The profile contains the following clue:

Okay, I've already deleted my amazing webcam collection, so the only reason you'd be here is if you figured out where to look by reading my blog, which means nothing more than you've got the problem-solving ability of the average gerbil, but hey, congrats anyway, here's your piece of cheese or whatever the hell gerbils eat: MIRROR, MINUS ONES

Look pointless to you? That's because it is. Unless you find out the number to apply it to, at which point it becomes the most valuable password you've ever eye-fondled in your life. Unfortunately for you, the missing number is hidden somewhere on my Flickr page. And where is that? I'll be nice this time and give you the first part: ______/ What goes in the blank? Why, the next step in the following sequence!: 6 = 16 = 1116 = 3116 = 132116 = _______

To decipher the number sequence, read each number left-to-right. As you encounter each new digit, count the number of times it appears. The next number in the sequence is a combination of each encountered digit, preceded by its count:

Number Read Aloud is Gives
6 One "6" 16
16 One "1", One "6" 1116
1116 Three "1", One "6" 3116
3116 One "3", Two "1", One "6" 132116
132116 Three "1", One "3", One "2", One "6" 31131216

This leads to Brian's Flickr page. The page contains a picture of a boat on which the code "38 2x SLC" appears. Reversing this code and subtracting one from each of the numeric digits ("MIRROR, MINUS ONES") gives "CLSx172"--the "incorrect" password supplied by Hana during the Heroes Interactive session for The Fix and the password for the first login box.

Box 3

The password for the third login box is derived from a post on Brian's blog entitled "Res IPsum Loquitar", which contains the following clues:

Three clues to what you're looking for, where it is, and what it does...
1) By Bells, by Trumpets, by Lights and Torches, by the report of Muskets, I can be executed with any object at all, provided the object is capable of a positional notation with a radix of 2.
2) preachtim, sonica, havicer
3) Ringo says John, Paul, George are keeping secrets!!

The posts title contains the unconventional capitalization of "IPsum", indicating that the finished password will be in the form of an IP address. Clue number one indicates that the password is encoded in binary--the methods indicated all allow for on-off signals. Clue number two contains three anagrams: Primatech, Casino, and Archives. It refers to the archives of Linderman's art collection. Clue number three indicates that the password is stored in JPGs (John, Paul, and George.)

Examining the website and the Linderman archives, three images now contain superimposed binary characters:

The binary from Nathan's painting reads:


The binary from the About page reads:


The binary from the Titan Club page reads:


The next step is to convert the binary to ASCII text. Doing so reveals the following messages:

Nathan's painting:

Congratulations you have

The About page:

found a very important piece of informat

The Titan Club page:

ion: 2007:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a3e:0270:7234

The combined message reads "Congratulations you have found a very important piece of information: 2007:0db8:85a3:08d3:1319:8a3e:0270:7234". This is the password to the third box; as the post title indicated, it is in the form of an IPv6 address.

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