Blog Description

This blog is a personal examination of the "Pizza Code Mystery" ARG created by Christopher Horn for the Black Mesa video game.
I will attempt to update this blog on a regular basis, for as long as the ARG is in existence and folks are willing to attempt to solve it.
This will not be a complete overview of the clues and such associated with the ARG--you can find a complete, up-to-date version of that material here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Two Notable Things On the "Tempus" Page

There are two things I recently noticed on the "Tempus" Wiki page; one seems more crucial than the other, but they both bear mentioning.


The primary examination is on this part of the Wiki page:

INTERCEPT 099.00//a 

author =     {HALOS AUTOMATED},
title =      INTERCEPT DATA,
year =      20xx,
month =      OCT,
institution =  {Black Mesa Research Facility - HALOS DEPT},
number =      {099.00//a}

I have no idea why I didn't notice this before, but that looks exactly like programming language.  At first it looked like a mix of simply HTML and CSS, seeing as how there are no called functions, but there are tons of programming languages that I don't know--Python, for instance.  Perhaps someone else would have a much easier time noting trends or key indicators that point toward one language.


The second interesting thing is the line:   institution =  {Black Mesa Research Facility - HALOS DEPT},

I don't think that the HALOS project was a well-known entity within the facility (only a few people were "in on it"), so calling it the HALOS DEPT (HALOS department) seems to indicate that this message is as we originally suspected--a direct message within the systems or makers of HALOS that was not supposed to be "leaked" to the public.

Anyhow, hopefully this will get some gears chugging along again!  Any thoughts?