this is a red herring.

The answer to this puzzle is my first name. What is it?

If no progress is made after a week or so, I'll slowly give hints. It's not too hard of a puzzle, so long as you take everything into account.

Bonne chance !

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    $\begingroup$ ROT13(Gur punenpgre fgevat jevggra ba terl boivbhfyl ybbxf nf n frq fpevcg.) $\endgroup$ – trolley813 Jul 15 '19 at 7:28
  • $\begingroup$ perhaos it can be read literally, executing does not look useful. zngpu fgneg ercynpr vaperzrag a referencr to current events - perhaps in the UK? $\endgroup$ – Jasen Jul 15 '19 at 23:03
  • $\begingroup$ hidden text seems to be pointing towardsr kuaizip malware. I stopped there. $\endgroup$ – Jasen Jul 15 '19 at 23:18
  • $\begingroup$ It is to do with regular expressions, that too - one after substituting a starting character of a specific word. $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Jul 16 '19 at 17:13

Found few red herrings:

In comment of image file is script for Brainfuck which translates to HI!#$
If you rewrite tiny text in + it will lead Here and don't know what to do with result, since it is not valid url
There is text around visible text saying Wrong pace
Also there is tiny text rot-11 and Ii;Zz - which I guess was "help", but I thought it was just saying "easy", because it looks like iZɪ."
So I guess I need to find a way to combine rot-11 and conorobrien-foxx.github.Seen-cret or there is something more.
I have no idea what to do with s/^/++>-/ when in image description there is this is a red herring. don't know where it belongs.

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    $\begingroup$ pbabeboevra-sbkk.tvguho.Frra-perg vf cebonoyl n TvgUho cntrf HEY. uggc://pbabeboevra-sbkk.tvguho.vb/frperg/ $\endgroup$ – Hugh Jul 15 '19 at 15:31
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur pelcgvp f/^/++>-/ pbhyq gryy lbh gb nqq ++>- gb gur fgneg bs gur OenvaShpx Frdhrapr (eha vg nf "frq" jvgu gur oenvashpx-pbqr nf vachg). Gur arj Pbqr rinyhngrf gb ab1340. Znlor gung urycf. Ogj, va gur "r" bs gur jbeq "gur" va gur vzntr gurer vf n "y" juvpu gura tvirf "Jebat cynpr".) $\endgroup$ – Bananenkopp Jul 15 '19 at 15:37

Your first name is

Conor. Everything in the puzzle is a red herring besides the signature beneath it and the instruction to "take everything into account" (everything including the signature, and the allusion to your PSE account).

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    $\begingroup$ Creative :) but that isn't the solution. $\endgroup$ – Conor O'Brien Jul 15 '19 at 17:12

The image has a few hidden features:

If we turn the contrast all the way up and brightness all the way up we get the following: bright image which shows the rot-11 and li;zZ referenced by @JanIvan's answer as well as the text
Which leads us to a page the github referenced in @JanIvan's answer as well. Note: I believe this transcription may be inaccurate

If on the other hand we

Turn the contrast up and the brightness down, we get: dark Which seems to say "Wrong place", suggesting this image is a red herring.


In risk of being overly simplistic, could it be:

"my first name" , and the puzzle was never about figuring out your name at all.

  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer, unfortunately $\endgroup$ – Conor O'Brien Jul 15 '19 at 20:23

Interpreting the title literally (with dad jokes), your full name is:

not "traveller"

and so the first name is:


Although I'm quite sure this is not the intended answer...

  • $\begingroup$ I'm all for dad jokes :) not the intended answer $\endgroup$ – Conor O'Brien Jul 16 '19 at 1:13

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