So you want to be a Wearsafe software junkie (or engineer) – great! You’ve made it this far. Are you ready to go just a little bit further? You are? That’s what we were hoping you’d say!

So you want to be a Wearsafe software junkie (or engineer) – great! You’ve made it this far. Are you ready to go just a little bit further? You are? That’s what we were hoping you’d say!

Here’s what you need to do to apply. You need to solve a puzzle. This should be a piece of cake for someone like you. Once you solve the puzzle, you’ll have an e-mail address that you can use to send us a message telling us all about you. We’d love to hear about all the cool stuff you’ve done. Send us links or samples of your work – we love those!

The e-mail address is in the form S@wearsafe.com, but you need to solve the following for S. Have fun!

  • S is a three-character null terminated string. When its value is encoded in hex, it is equivalent to the eight-digit hexadecimal number H. Hint: Use only printable characters in S.
  • H is the hexadecimal representation for the base 10 number N.
  • N is equivalent to (A – 6) * (B – 3) * C * D – E * 128 – (F-8) ^ 3 + 1,669,376
  • A is the port typically used when you connect to a remote machine with an encrypted shell.
  • B is the number of 1 bits in the UTC time signature for the 15th second of the start of the 21st century in GMT. Hints: No such thing as year 0. The UTC time signature is also known as the UNIX timestamp.
  • C is the EBCDIC representation of the \a character (no worries, we don’t actually use EBCDIC).  Hint: Similar to ASCII control characters.
  • D is the number of seconds in a day.
  • E is the number of bits for an int in Java running on a 64-bit machine.
  • F is the number of bits in a UUID (no dashes).

Here’s what you need to do to apply. You need to solve a puzzle. This should be a piece of cake for someone like you. Once you solve the puzzle, you’ll have an e-mail address that you can use to send us a message telling us all about you. We’d love to hear about all the cool stuff you’ve done. Send us links or samples of your work – we love those!

The e-mail address is in the form S@wearsafe.com, but you need to solve the following for S. Have fun!

  • S is a three-character null terminated string. When its value is encoded in hex, it is equivalent to the eight-digit hexadecimal number H. Hint: Use only printable characters in S.
  • H is the hexadecimal representation for the base 10 number N.
  • N is equivalent to (A – 6) * (B – 3) * C * D – E * 128 – (F-8) ^ 3 + 1,669,376
  • A is the port typically used when you connect to a remote machine with an encrypted shell.
  • B is the number of 1 bits in the UTC time signature for the 15th second of the start of the 21st century in GMT. Hints: No such thing as year 0. The UTC time signature is also known as the UNIX timestamp.
  • C is the EBCDIC representation of the \a character (no worries, we don’t actually use EBCDIC).  Hint: Similar to ASCII control characters.
  • D is the number of seconds in a day.
  • E is the number of bits for an int in Java running on a 64-bit machine.
  • F is the number of bits in a UUID (no dashes).