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Random Generator
Attempt 1

Random for me means neutral. So I need to pick something that has nothing to do with me and cannot be manipulated by me. So I decided to take a picture of the building in front of my balcony.

renfei balcony.jpg


Every balcony will be seen as a box and all the Then I just rotate it 180 degree.
balcony with the light on will be shaded
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Then I went to the closest vending machine. The vending machine happens to have five stories which match the grid. I decided to buy the drinks in the position of the unshaded box. I started from left.

Below display the corresponding position of the unshaded box in the vending machine.



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Here are what I got.

renfei drinks.jpg


2 X Coke
3 X Mountain Everest water
1 X Solo Lemon soda
1 X Coconut water
1 X Waterfords Lime mineral water







Then I looked at their barcode. Since all barcode is a 13-digit number and starts from 9, I take away all the first digit 9. Then I sorted all the number from big to small and then I used the sum of first 6 number minus the sum of last six numbers.


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Then I put those numbers in the order of the corresponding drink bottle from left to right and bottom to top. Below is the 16-digit number I got.



2735192735352919
Then I split it into half and try to use it as a coordinate.27.351927 35.352919
I tried to type it into the Google map and it led me to a place in the Red Sea near the coastline of Duba.

Below the location of this coordinate.


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Attempt 2
I was still playing with the grid. I grab a Sydney concierge map from the lobby of my hotel. This is the map you can get everywhere.Then I just add the grid to the map according to the layout of that balcony.



renfei gridmap.jpg





The red line below connect all the center of those unshaded boxes.

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The blue line below is I was trying to find the center point of this irregular hexagon.

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Three intersection point make up a triangle and I found the center point of that triangle. That is my location whch is at wentworth park.

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