Tìngäzìk: a Retrospective – ep. 1 “Roman”

From this episode, I’ll try to go through each level of the game, starting from the first one. Most of these posts would be relatively short, in a fixed format, and I might run out of introduction text to write from the next episode. Please bear with me for the next 30+ articles, and I hope you enjoy it.

Tìngäzìk: a Retrospective – ep. 0 Game Structure

Tìngäzìk is a puzzle game I designed in 2020, heavily inspired by Project NANO after I solved it with my teammates. When the first team solved the puzzle, and sent me their write-up on the journey tackling it, I felt like I should also write a retrospective series of blogs reflecting on the game design, and sharing some details behind scene.

The game is now in answer mode and open sourced, but you can also choose to give it a try if you want, without visiting the hint pages. Otherwise, this will be the first (or 0th) article of the series. Enjoy!

RYDL: Our Attempt

RYDL is a rather “classic” file-based set of puzzles composed by COL, who was from the team first solved Tìngäzìk. COL sent this puzzle to us as a response to Tìngäzìk. (Thank you, COL!)

The puzzle is a zip archive containing 6 PNG image files with the first one being an instruction page for the puzzle. The puzzle set consists of 6 main puzzles and a meta puzzle. Puzzles are not related to each other except the metapuzzle depends on the answer to all the others ones. Answers to all 7 puzzles are English words of 6 letters.

In this blog, we’ll talk about how we – Eana, Ben Pig Chu, and an anonymous contributor – solved this puzzle, and some interesting details we learnt from COL after solving it.

一只菜鸡关于《Project NANO》的解谜记录

经过几手转发,从 Telegram 上面发现了一个解谜游戏,名叫《Project Nano》。至于它是什么《Nazo: Phi Project》的回应云云的一系列经纬我也不得而知了。当然,至于为什么要叫做「不完整解谜记录」,单纯是因为俺太菜,卡了不知多少次关,而且(暂时还)没有解出来而已。就是这样。感谢各位大佬的倾力提示(有时候差点答案就出来了)终于完成了这个记录。

其实本来还想过要不要用英文写这篇文章,后来想了想题目都是中文的,翻译起来还麻烦,就还是用中文好了。

『初音ミクの消失』に関するプチ考察

『初音ミクの消失』はボカロ曲と出会って8年間で一番多く聞いたり、歌ったりしてる曲です。この曲は僕の成長と伴っていくつかの月日を経った。今でも、あの「信じたものは、都合のいい妄想を繰り返し映し出す鏡」は僕のサブ座右の銘的な存在担ってるんだ。

日本語能力はまだまだなので、お見苦しいところは申し訳ありません。もし良ければコメント欄でご指摘いただければ幸いです。

Note: U.S. Equivalency of Australian 3-year Bachelor degree for H-1B visa

While I was trying to look for if I am eligible for H-1B visa petition. I wasn’t able to find much information online on this matter, as most Australians would use E-3 visa to work in the U.S. instead of H-1B. Since I have found it out finally, I thought it’d be good to share it here as well, in case anyone else may also need it. TL;DR:

Fula spawnaw,
lu rì’ìrtut a wìntxu nìleyn
ronsrel mek letì’awpo nik.

信じたものは、都合のいい妄想を繰り返し映し出す鏡。
[email protected]暴走P

Fula spawnaw,
lu rì’ìrtut a wìntxu nìleyn
ronsrel mek letì’awpo nik.

信じたものは、都合のいい妄想を繰り返し映し出す鏡。
— Sä’ip Hatsne Mìkuä / [email protected]暴走P