This job ad popped up in my RSS reader today and the word ‘puzzle’ in the title was an irresistible challenge.
My initial guess at a solution wasn’t right, but after looking a bit more closely I realised how it worked and what I needed to do. I’m happily employed at the moment so won’t be sending off my answer, but I may post the solution I came up with in a month or so, after real applicants have had a fair go of it.
Recently I also came across a web development company that had a string of binary hidden in the header of the site, that translated into an invitation to go to the jobs section of their site to apply. It’s great finding these little puzzles but I wonder how effective they are at recruiting people.