I have always found codes and encryption to be very interesting.  Being able to take some bit of information and change it so that only a few people are able to decipher it is something that has always fascinated me.  There are some very clever ways to perform encryption but the "serious" codes require far too much math in my opinion.  I like codes that are based on simple steps and geometrical relationships to progressively complicate the code.

    Below is a sample of writing that has been encoded using an encryption technique I made.  I have kept the steps simple enough that it could be encoded and decoded by hand.  However, hand encoding is a very tiresome and error-prone process so I long ago wrote a program to do it for me.  It takes some of the beauty out of it but saves a lot of time.  For those inclined, take a shot at decoding it. 

 

    Decode for Dollars!

    Due to the poor interest in this pet project of mine based on the idea that the sense of pride and satisfaction at solving the code is its own reward, I am now offering a prize of $100 to the first correct submission (that is in the global sense, not per person).  You can still win my absolute amazement and respect but so far that hasn't been valued very highly by visitors.  Send any guesses or reasonable questions to: william@torpedoshoe.com and remember to have fun!

p.s. line-breaks are unimportant but spaces (shown as an underscore) should be considered part of the code.   Also note there are letters and numbers so watch 'O' vs '0'.

 

0JJ0GKCUCDAVCMP2KMBU11DLJ101CLON_XLEAFCEMLUYU1B1UE_L_OK_UJAE

0UMNB2C_11TAJAABCVI2LVEWUAGLMNJL0L_MAS1DCUUFKACZAU1AG2CN_CLA

KUMULWDCPA_MELKNBX_KH_1VME_1EMMLOM3LC_UF1NKKKGKWBCDVAUELABLA

C1MH0K0CBCBGADWL_DLULL1ANB_AUUKKHLCBM1DAAVN_U0J0U_DKLV1C1N_N

21GIL_BCOLMC_EC1ELADQUU_DCKNLKXAFK_5CLC2LMKNC_ACLUAD_U0ATNLP

A2_D_CICPCUUAAACMOAKC_ADAAOMWWJJ0UK12UCAVVTL0MCBUMADACUABR_C

M_NVMB2P1N1N1UNKCA_JJ0KBLAAVLMDWLAUULKC_M2AUU1KCBGNECBUB_UMM

1CDOJL0L_MNLLCVAKB_DAD1L1RL2ULMLUCDLQUA_LLBCE_DUCMWLRN12KWPC

NUALLKKCBNPP_UN1UYLLNV1CLABUA1_G0M0CVUBL1_CU1E1MAUKQDAM_0L0K

NOVX_1CDKOU1AAK1_LDVUDACWMNAH5NBGLGCCNULUCADOMML_BUVAD0A00_2

MGEA11EMCBLBUELWJAD0AN2LYUIOLOPKX1_BUEOD1K_ECNCJJ0KWA_CUNU_M

OLABUL_CLAV3CUDML11XA_UAUMJL0CMLNL_30J0XLAEBU3_LUFNDCHA_UURA

ULUUCQMGEXCDCMWBWBH_KNJAJNC0J0KDMFD_CDBUPMDFALCMMLMAGU_K1CWA

ULDKCB_ELLSYLQN_MLCLNBGDXOKQAM1KKDTJ0_CLZ4LCMABTJ01VP_UQL_1_

KL1D_BCW_CNP_LKA_1GC10A00GDBODCBR1CWXC1Y_NLMC_BFUDBGCU0A00BI

1_UL1SLUDXM1DUKAENUU1ALL_NK_ENM1DWWKPBA0_0CXCMNLULA_DODNALMC

_0J0NBEC_E_O_XMA1L11CNLL2_1A_CQV3OACTP0CBU2F_M0J0LXAEULADLDL

UHAA_KUV_13T10OLLWACVVU_ACNKCLUCKFEPMAFNB1LD1_2SB_XLC1AZLGUC

HA0J01AV1UDMK1MCU_AEVME_MNMUUAANTL0A_1NKOKUUKCJ_0CDNAM12A13_

OL_1E_VM1BXLMMLLKOK1_UJK0C1UKBGEU3MMLXCEA1YBAIUKLA3LKU_ABGWP

ACXCDCLUH_UKADICUBGACAUCLLWAUUUAAENEK_C1LALCL1YLLROMCKGA_CU1

1CM123DLOPWB1VCK2OAFC1NEAADCKXMCD_A0P0A3GAVNKC1BCLDIAG2LECOW

JK0CLU_MLL1EUOOLLPKLAU_L1HAL_1D_GVCXKL1VLLX2MDHLDAU_GLKBKAEK

LCFNSCEC10J0D1UBUB0N03_YEFAADVCAEKULUCO_E3WABACV_M_KKMBGODOM

LGCFBGNLPADYXL_1CAL_DB_1CHROULLACD_DJJ0EMCF_U_XARNBA1LMMALBB

HFMDCGACAEADPN_LKLAL_NCAF11DKLKCEUM0A00AVLVCUNC_U0J0ANLUCDBC

VUVD_QOLBKU1_I1CMUZ1CKACJL0DLBALCU2UNAB_E1UVCJK0BEOL_UD_DWN_

AF11_W2EDE0L0_CLCALDKUALUGKU_K11GKLALCGNLL_VKA_11V2EUKDCK1DU

EJQ0ACWCANXLLO_LE1_C2OK_ADBBAVDLBGC2CUP_1CDUFLCLCEOA_VDBCADN

ACR1U13FAMKKTL0VXCMBAAJO0_KLKK_DLULL_CBGLCGAB1_LUULADUU_LLAU

KVCTATAC_LONAELQL_UBL1NAACL1AW0M0CED2EWLOKBAVXE1_YCLAEAL1UKL

2ULDMM2UAK_AWWCV0_0UAF3YAAPN_MKUKB22AULCUBAHSNU13RKKBLDAMAVJ

Q0_M1_Z1KK3_OUMK_A1LLEUKBGLCIYD1M_AABLB1DLJL0CLINPJL0WMLL_LA

UVENALLKK0L0LPLAFPLAUDLLJK0L_VJJ0AU0L0LYMLO_L1_OBLBU11PUJJ0S

LMDCBDXUAMBA_CDUAACPK1AUB3NLAUKGMU2AQLLC1YD1BOCLEV1_ULLADULC

E_1UJO0ADJA00NOUONUUCODUPLC0O0N_ALCAALOWEYLBMMDUHL_MBCWMCER_

DBCEBCK2OAVKL_FBKFA_EA_DMLA1CUDLCDLCRADMBOCMUA_0J0CVKO2BE_UK

FMUSVAMUCRKULCMMUVDUWA0M0ACL_BCWAGMBLULAF1EQNM_LD_UGSL1C1L_A

CW_LCKMRMM3L3AEAEDOABCN_NNLNAU4LCUU1LYKLCK11LLKVWFUC0BD0BL0A

C0_W0J0_O_CUONL_QCDCDNABUDKBMVOMRK1U1L_KWUCILLULAA1_UVK1KCU0

K0LCD1AB_L_C0L0DNECABHAGKMAL_WLALCD_CUGLFUWCOACLLQNNV_DU10A0

0GVBI4CLKMPBKUDN11VAD