The following is an IRC log of the chat between Chad_ (Chad Poland) and ydnar (Randy Reddig). About half way through some moron called Godot drops in. You can safely ignore his parts. Hats Off To Chad Poland. :-) #duality: Chad_ @ydnar *** #duality :End of /NAMES list. *** Mode is +stn ydnar: bueno. Chad_: no prob Chad_: greg kept pinging out ydnar: ::nod:: Chad_: oh yeah I was meaning to ask Chad_: I don't think this will compromise oo security ydnar: keeps macirc open most of the day, but runs stuff that kills the connetion Chad_: what does nine eighteen mean? Chad_: the secret level... ydnar: h.s. doesn't know already? Chad_: I don't know, I was curious myself. I didn't ask ydnar: :) ydnar: that's all i'm going to say. Chad_: c'mon that's no security compromise, throw me a bone... :) Chad_: oh well, I understand Chad_: so are you in NY now? ydnar: i did. ydnar: a big fat clue. Chad_ deep in thought ydnar: hehe ydnar: not yet. ydnar: ok.. ydnar: who would i be tipping my hat to with such a fiendish easter egg? Chad_: Bungie? ydnar: pshaw Chad_: where's hamish when I need him! ydnar: you're thinking too hard. :) Chad_: could it be a date? sept 18? ydnar: hamish knows, i think. he has to. ydnar: he just hasn't let on yet. Chad_: I don't think he does Chad_: he trusts me, and is pretty straight up Chad_: he trusted me with your picture... ydnar: heh ydnar: well, why would i go out the trouble to spell the numbers? Chad_: anagram? ydnar: what are the numbers? Chad_: 918 ydnar: not in that order, but yeah. ydnar: 8 and 19. ydnar: i could have spelled out "hats off to 819" Chad_: yeah but you didn't ydnar: but i didn't. Chad_: what am I missing... Chad_: it's easy cuz you know it ;) ydnar: that could be interpreted any number of ways... 8-19, 81-9, 8-1-9, 18.. Chad_: does this have something you've previously told the player in Infinity? ydnar: the title has nothing to do with the plot. Chad_: so it's totally independant of Marathon? Chad_: haven't you used 819 before.. ydnar: eight and nineteen each stand for something. ydnar: not independent of marathon, no. just of the plot. ydnar: nope. Chad_: eight for double aught ,,, sideways.. ydnar: don't think so hard. Chad_: but you spelled it out ydnar: it's not that complicated. ydnar: right, Chad_: I'm making this harder than it is, huh ydnar: yup. ydnar: i'm really surprised no one's gotten it yet. Chad_: I've heard other people talking about it. Chad_: I don't think anyone knows ydnar: well, i'm checking the "what's in a name" page. Chad_: do upper and lower case have anything to do with it? ydnar: nope. ydnar: tho 8.19. should be uppercase. Chad_: all uppercase? ydnar: yeah. ydnar: but you can't make numbers uppercase. Chad_: type it out how you had it in the level ydnar: brb...grabbing some b-fast ydnar: Hats Off to Eight Nineteen Chad_: Is it something everyone should know Chad_: or an obscure reference? ydnar: the former. Chad_: HOEN ydnar: you're pretty close. Chad_: no T, right? ydnar: no OEN. Chad_: just an H ydnar: but that H does not come from Hat. Chad_: am I hot or cold? ydnar: you're warm. Chad_: there's only one other H, in eight ydnar: correct. Chad_: is that relevent ydnar: it's very relavent. ydnar: how else can you get H out of Eight? ydnar: i'll bbias. gotta get some breakfast. Chad_: ok, i'll be pondering... Chad_: this is going to be one of those things I kick myself for Chad_: brb - smoke break #duality: Chad_ @ydnar *** #duality :End of /NAMES list. *** Signoff: ydnar (Ping timeout) *** ydnar (firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined channel #duality Chad_: you back? ydnar: yah ydnar: had a smoke break too. Chad_: yeah well I got no hair left Chad_: pulled the shit out Chad_: there's little pieces of paper Chad_: all around my office with eight nineteen on it ydnar: heh ydnar: no letters? Chad_: not yet... Chad_: I've gone through everything I can think of Chad_: The only thing I can think of is I don't Chad_: know the original reference Chad_: you mentioned letters Chad_: I assume you're talking about specific ones Chad_: in a certain order, right? *** Godot (email@example.com) has joined channel #duality Chad_: welcome Godot: what is this place? Chad_: yep ydnar: hamish.. Godot: strangely this is familar to me... Chad_: called in reinforcements.. ;) ydnar: the place that will be on everyone's lips. Godot: as if in an old dream... Chad_: Hey, I only told Hamish Godot: greeting randy and chad ydnar: i'm shocked, honestly. Godot: I have arrived Chad_: good shock or bad shock? ydnar: hey hs Godot: and it will never be the same again ;-) ydnar: ambievalent. ydnar: hats off to eight nineteen. ydnar: hmm. Godot: 8.19 mmh Chad_: we were talking about letters Chad_: certain letters, especially H Chad_: what's so special about H Godot: h is for hamish ydnar: ::chuckle:: Chad_: that's it, you named it after Hamish Godot: i doubt it Chad_ looking confused ydnar: hehe ydnar: unless i totally screwed up... ydnar: what's nineteen? Godot: now that's a thought Chad_: elaborate ydnar Godot: nineteen the average age of vietnam US troops ydnar: heh Chad_: but it's got something to do with marathon ydnar: well, someone in this room is 19, but that has nothing to do with it. Godot: you know what you wouldn't get much work done with IRC around Chad_: 1+9=10 ydnar: never seen you on irc before, hamish. ydnar: what's this i hear about you giving out pictures? ydnar: :) Godot: never been on before... ydnar: ::nod:: Godot: pictures? what pictures... never seen any... don't know nuthin... Godot: you should check your server at odsnet though... cobwebs Chad_: I found it at www.elvis.is.dead.com ydnar: how many letters are there in the english alphabet? ydnar: hehe Chad_: 26 ydnar: lots of cobwebs. Godot: the US or the UK? ydnar: ::shrug:: Chad_: HS Chad_: they're letters Chad_: HS, is that right? ydnar: :) Chad_: did you really name it after hamish? or coincidence? Godot: silence as he nibbly works in head ydnar: do you have any idea how much trouble it was to even make that easter egg? coincidence had nothing to do with it. ydnar: <g> Chad_: yeah, but the letters HS Chad_: stand for something Chad_: Hats off to Hamish Sinclair?