Three codes could be found hidden in the HTML source of the @KodamaSmiles in Denver post on the Investigate Ingress blog.
30 symbols. You know what to do with symbols.
Convert symbols to their respective numbers on the keyboard
14 17 01 18 08 18 08 05 08 05 14 18 04 12 17
That’s a good range for numbers to letters. Convert using a=0
That gives the prefix and suffix
The code used symbols. Symbols and Symbol are valid keywords, in this case Symbol in the winning combination
Between those dots seems to be the prefix and suffix. Rest looks like hex range.
The middle part is clearly the prefix and suffix
We are left with
Converting hex to Ascii doesn’t give anything to work with. The string contains 32 characters, this could be a MD5 hash.
Searching for that string on Google gives references to the download files for Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.10 was know by the code name Oneiric Ocelot. Oneiric is a valid keyword
Prefix and suffix are there but in reverse and there is that special character.
Reverse the string and change the μ to u to get the prefix and suffix
The μ sign has a lot of meaning but it is also the sign for Muon