Ok, so after posting a few puzzles that were, um, not quite simple, I thought it would be nice to post something that you actually could solve rather quickly. This one is very simple, and I almost didn't post it, but I have a soft spot for string parsing (I started my web dev life in Perl) so I thought this could be fun.
You are a newly employed member of the CIA. Your job is to help catch dumb spies using an encryption technique where the first letter of every line is a message. What do I mean? Consider this letter:
Berry told me he had lost his
umbrella last night when
sailing with his friends.
He really is kind of stupid.
Really. I mean, how dumb
of a person do you have to be to
collapse on a moving bock and hurt your
In case it isn't obvious, read down the first column of letters and you will see "BushRocks". Yes, I'm joking, but after all the times I teased him I figured my (poor) Republican readers needed a break. ;)
So your task is to simply parse a string and get the first column of letters.