Нi, plz help me with this:

i am writing a web browser and need help. i want to parse html with regex. i hav found this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags.

when i try the things Justin Morgan proposed i get this error:

Fatal system error:
Error #32af5e8ca. STOP!

what can i do? thanks in аdvantage.

SOLVED:

thx for all ur hints, i have solved it now:

i tried this but it is no longer working:

i just had to change a few variables and it is working now

Note: This "solved"-edit is a part of the puzzle's story. PLEASE DO NOT ROLL BACK

ok, i hav a new error occuring, when i try to compile my project:

Please insert an other hard drive, binary code could not be decrypted.

whenever i insert a hard drive the following message occurs:

Cannot read hard drive. Third digit of checksum should be zero.

Bounty text was:

Please, i need an answer ASAP! It is really important. If I can't solve this (current fix is br0ken), they will replace me by someone else, but i like my job. :( Can you help me?

• Please don't downvote/closevote/vote to migrate. THIS IS A SERIOUS PUZZLE. related to: this. (The formatting issues are intentional too) [no, not in the meaning: i am seriously puzzled] – MEE - Reinstate Monica May 23 '18 at 14:53
• Well, I just spent a few minutes reading the best thing on Stack Overflow. Thanks for sharing! Oh, and you have a puzzle.. hm. Maybe on my next break. – Ian MacDonald May 23 '18 at 15:10
• you... you tried? ì̫̙͖̬͚̞̫t̟̠̦'̯̣̼̤̩̪̖s̙̥̪͈̠̥̠͞ ̺̙̦͕̜̻t̸̝̼̭̤ͅó͇̣͉̱̜͇̘o̮͝ ̯̝̀l̝̟̤̂a̶̖̳͓͂̎t̙̘͍͔̖͕̆̐ͯ̀͑͒ͬͥ̕e̶̗̭̻̞̪ͯͫͨ̽͛̈̒̀ ̛̮̮̙ͬ̒̓͐͋̇͜t͈̠̟ͦͯ͊͐͜o͖͉̗̥̙̐͋̊̇̔̅̅́͘ ͇̺̪͉͈̜͕̳̪̦̰̤̙̰̪̝̯̬̞̃̑̈́ͮ̃̑̐̎̄̅ͣ̊͜͜s̴̶͎̰͇̖̄̆̅̆̓͒̇ͪ̿̎̓̅͘̕a̯̬̦͎̩̰͉̦̣̜ͦ̓̉̅͂̅͛́͠v̷̸̼̬͔͚͔̅ͤ͑ͮ̐͊ͮ̇̏ͨ͐̀ͬͤ͒ͣ͘͟͞e̶̦̦̹̥̦͎̦̹̳̠̹͚̫̞̬̯ͮ̈̌̉́ ̧̢̡̛̎̔ͭ̑̒̀̓ͯ̑͌ͣ̐̒͋̿͗ͬ̚͏̳̬̼͙͇̯͎̲ỳ̸͗ͭ͟͏̩̯͖͚̩̬̣̰̗̗̮̤̹̳͚͜o̶̸͕̭̬̟̳͙̪̣̦̺̤̝͓̲̲̩̼ͣ͛ͮͣ͐̓ͣ̃̈̈́̅ͭ͒̽̍́̑̚͟ù̴͔̤͉̺̭͈̥̝͚̥͔͖̬͙͐̇ͯ́̐ͩ͗̐̄ͩ͑͊̚̚͢ ̧͙͎͉̼̫̘̝̫̘̹͚̣̙̞͍̖̃͂̉ͣ̊͘͝͞ – Quintec May 23 '18 at 16:30
• @Phylyp yes they are intentional too. meta.stackexchange.com/a/251498/364003. This does not neccessarily mean that they are important to the puzzle. – MEE - Reinstate Monica May 23 '18 at 18:00
• You should talk to this guy, he looks like the right person for your problem... – LinuxBlanket May 25 '18 at 23:44

New theory!

Moving my comments into a partial answer so that I can edit it as I go and not extend the discussion for it in Oleg's answer.

We know from the first hint and the bounty text that:

We need to substitute one (or more) of the characters in the error code.

With the new hint:

If we replace all the numbers with "1" and all the letters with "0", we get 110010100

Which is:

The number "404" when converted to decimal. Which just so happens to be the infamous HTTP error response code for page not found!

So:

You might want to fix your page indexes to make sure you don't lose your job!

• Yes, i made a mistake) of course it's 321,655,831 not 321,755,831. But maybe your new number 19442023 corresponds to some question at Stackoverflow website? Or to user id of some user? Another thing about his text - 1) there were no capital letters; 2) r is deliberately missing in the word 'binary' (he wrote 'binay' twice)- maybe we need to use some code of letter r? – Oleg May 30 '18 at 22:57
• I think you are definitely right with these first two steps, and 19-44-20-23 thing definitely makes sense. Now if the letter 'r' is missing in the word 'binary', maybe we need to delete 18 (its place in the alphabet) from our sequence? Then we get 1-26-2-3, which corresponds to AZBC. Does it sound reasonable to you? – Oleg May 30 '18 at 23:19
• Oops, I misspelled binary; sorry that is hint. Also it is not correct to replace all letters with their position in the alphabet. Maybe something simpler happened. – MEE - Reinstate Monica May 31 '18 at 7:32
• @Dmihawk - nice new theory, but if this turns to be true, I would be really disappointed. I was hoping for a multi-step complicated puzzle,.when we need to use some information about the number of the question at stackoverflow website or lots of misspellings or some other stuff... and this... Hope there is still something additional besides this 404 number in the puzzle. – Oleg May 31 '18 at 23:45
• also the author even call one of his edits "404 error not found". If 404 is indeed the answer, then it's really weird and disappointing. As we say in Russia - "a mountain gave birth to mouse". – Oleg May 31 '18 at 23:49

Partial answer - first step. So we know according to the first comment of the author of the question, that this question is related to this one.

Thus we should also use

Imgur. Deleting the numbers from the error code we get the following link https://i.stack.imgur.com/AfecA.png

And we found there this

Any ideas what does it mean? How to proceed next?

• Are you sure this is part of the puzzle? It's part of this post stackoverflow.com/questions/48233204/… – phenomist May 28 '18 at 21:15
• well if this error code is relevant for the puzzle, then yes I'm pretty sure this is part of the puzzle. But I must say that the puzzle is so weird, that is can easily be a false clue. We need to wait for the confirmation from the author. – Oleg May 28 '18 at 21:23
• hey! plz don't down vote! thanks in advantage! – Oleg May 28 '18 at 22:02
• @Oleg ok, that is a pretty interesting approach. But I have to say that it is not correct. Look at the hint and the bounty text. Maybe you can find one verb that says what you must do. And it is not destructive. – MEE - Reinstate Monica May 29 '18 at 5:10
• given that the hint text says "change a few variables" and the bounty text mentions "they will replace me", I'm guessing some sort of substitution of the characters in the error code is required... – Dmihawk May 30 '18 at 3:31