Feb 21, 2015
one-hundred sixty-fourth edition of the GeoGearHeads Jennifer
(author of the "Geocaching Puzzle
of the Day") from teamajk answers
questions about puzzle caches from the GeoGearHeads audience. The
first questions came from tjarrard and
about what makes a puzzle cache different from other caches.
wanted to know opinions about puzzle cache logging etiquette.
wanted to know how to determine the puzzle type when looking at the
cache for the first time. Anteaus
recommended "How to
Puzzle Cache" book and wondered if there might be an extra book
with more tips and tricks. Jennifer added a "Puzzle
Solving Toolbox" post with resources she collected for solving
puzzles. A.Demshar then asked for help through the Live Q&A
with a play fair cipher while scrapcat wanted
to know about a one-time pad. Thavia wanted
tips for creating a puzzle cache, to which Jennifer provided a
information from her recent talk. CraigsOutside
called in about using a keyword as a passphrase in his cache. Then
about the process of submitting a puzzle cache to the
Geocaching.com Reviewers. billy
robson asked about an easy way to find the cache description in
the HTML from the cache page. Team_Pugatch
asked about the average difficulty rating for puzzle caches.
TAZ427 wanted tips for solving puzzles in a foreign language
(he's planning to visit last remaining APE cache – GC4ZGHZ). Jennifer suggested using
as it does work in multiple languages. Brilang wanted a
tool to determine the steganography encoding, to which Jennifer
suggested "Jeffrey's Exif
graywolf5 asked for image search tools.
FauxtoPro wanted an opinion about single- or multi-stage
puzzles, as well as container expectations. Lastly dsvmusic wanted
tips about the container itself.
Congratulations to Astronaut for submitting the winning response for this week's question. Thanks to CoinsAndPins.com for their donation of this week's gift!
The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.