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Offline mlaux

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« Posted 2011-12-09 04:02:32 »

First, I haven't really seen many introduction threads around here, so I don't know if they're allowed, but you people seem like a friendly bunch so here goes!

I'm Matt, I'm 16, and I'm from Texas. My involvement with computers started at the age of 4 when my parents bought me the "Pajama Sam" and "Putt Putt" kids' point-and-click adventure games. My other hobby at that age was going to websites like dell.com and compaq.com and configuring the most awesome computers money could buy--of course, I never got to buy them. Sad

By 8, I had taught myself HTML, QBASIC and Visual Basic (I don't know how I got involved in them, really), by 11 I was messing around in C++ (I should post some of the horrible C++ code I wrote, it would make for a good laugh), and around 2 years ago I started poking around with Java. Projects since then have included an IRC client, a published Android app, a couple silly games, a bypass (er, workaround) for screen-monitoring software a (past) high school of mine installed on students' laptops, a cruddy software 3d renderer, and various other things. I'm planning to enter the Java4k game contest this year. My biggest weakness is overthinking/overdesigning things, and I'm hoping to curb that.

So, yup. Here I am. I hope to contribute to this excellent community.

Offline loom_weaver

JGO Coder


Medals: 17



« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-12-09 04:13:06 »

Good to hear you're liking Java and you've written an impressive amount of stuff in a short period of time.

Welcome to JGO!
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-12-09 07:52:47 »

Welcome to JGO!

And I'm interested in that workaround to bypass screen-monitoring software (my current school does it), how would that work?

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Offline mlaux

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-12-09 23:02:19 »

Good to hear you're liking Java and you've written an impressive amount of stuff in a short period of time.

Welcome to JGO!


Thanks!

Welcome to JGO!

And I'm interested in that workaround to bypass screen-monitoring software (my current school does it), how would that work?

Heh. I used Wireshark to figure out what the program did (it sent Base64-encoded jpgs of the screen encapsulated in XML over HTTP) and wrote something that emulated that, but sent whatever screenshot you wanted. I'd give you the source, but I was dumb and put the program on a website and the next thing I knew the company who made the monitoring software was all mad at me and asked me to take it down.

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-12-10 06:43:31 »

Welcome to community Cool

I can say you already have big leap progress there. You wanna to four-kay? be my rival then Tongue

Offline ra4king

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-12-10 14:51:11 »

Welcome to JGO!

And I'm interested in that workaround to bypass screen-monitoring software (my current school does it), how would that work?

Heh. I used Wireshark to figure out what the program did (it sent Base64-encoded jpgs of the screen encapsulated in XML over HTTP) and wrote something that emulated that, but sent whatever screenshot you wanted. I'd give you the source, but I was dumb and put the program on a website and the next thing I knew the company who made the monitoring software was all mad at me and asked me to take it down.

Oops accidental medal...enjoy Smiley

Anyway, ah I already tried to do that but of course, the computers are already locked down, can't install or accept UAC Sad
also how would you stop the monitoring program from sending the screenshot too?

Offline mlaux

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-12-10 16:52:45 »

Welcome to community Cool

I can say you already have big leap progress there. You wanna to four-kay? be my rival then Tongue

Thanks! And, I guess the competition's on.  Shocked

Welcome to JGO!

And I'm interested in that workaround to bypass screen-monitoring software (my current school does it), how would that work?

Heh. I used Wireshark to figure out what the program did (it sent Base64-encoded jpgs of the screen encapsulated in XML over HTTP) and wrote something that emulated that, but sent whatever screenshot you wanted. I'd give you the source, but I was dumb and put the program on a website and the next thing I knew the company who made the monitoring software was all mad at me and asked me to take it down.

Oops accidental medal...enjoy Smiley

Anyway, ah I already tried to do that but of course, the computers are already locked down, can't install or accept UAC Sad
also how would you stop the monitoring program from sending the screenshot too?

It was a Windows service, and I just disabled it.

Offline cylab

JGO Ninja


Medals: 49



« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-12-10 18:58:54 »

It was a Windows service, and I just disabled it.

LOL. Reminds me of a "Security" software at an empoyer, that prevented you from mounting USB drives - but was killable from the TaskManager  O_o Wink

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Offline ra4king

JGO Kernel


Medals: 346
Projects: 3
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I'm the King!


« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-12-10 20:33:00 »

Even the Task Manager and mmc.exe are blocked for me T__________T

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-12-11 03:48:19 »

Even the Task Manager and mmc.exe are blocked for me T__________T
Seems the OS hates you Roll Eyes

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Offline Z-Man
« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-12-11 04:47:20 »

Even the Task Manager and mmc.exe are blocked for me T__________T
LOL, the XP computers in my CS class have task manager, and full access to the C:\ drive Smiley I got yelled at for having Google Chrome installed on one of them because it "takes up space on the district's login server" which is stupid because Chrome installs locally >_>
Offline StonePickaxes

JGO Coder


Medals: 4
Projects: 2


Nathan Kramber


« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-12-11 04:49:04 »

Even the Task Manager and mmc.exe are blocked for me T__________T
LOL, the XP computers in my CS class have task manager, and full access to the C:\ drive Smiley I got yelled at for having Google Chrome installed on one of them because it "takes up space on the district's login server" which is stupid because Chrome installs locally >_>

Hehe.. on my computer in my Business class I have so much stuff installed. Eclipse, NotePad++, the works, not to mention all the other stuff I randomly download.

They also have a screen monitoring software which i disable upon entering class. Smiley

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Offline ra4king

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Medals: 346
Projects: 3
Exp: 5 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-12-11 04:54:29 »

Oh wow you guys are lucky you can actually install stuff. We have Windows 7 and UAC blocks everything! Plus, they have some weird things going on with their proxies because Google Chrome (portable) doesn't work at all yet Firefox and IE work fine :S

I had Eclipse running off my flash drive and my programming teacher started yelling at me and telling me to keep using JGrasp because it is "better" XD

Offline Z-Man
« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-12-11 04:55:28 »

Oh wow you guys are lucky you can actually install stuff. We have Windows 7 and UAC blocks everything! Plus, they have some weird things going on with their proxies because Google Chrome (portable) doesn't work at all yet Firefox and IE work fine :S
Everything? o_O shouldn't you still have r/w to your user folder?
Offline ra4king

JGO Kernel


Medals: 346
Projects: 3
Exp: 5 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-12-11 04:57:02 »

Oh wow you guys are lucky you can actually install stuff. We have Windows 7 and UAC blocks everything! Plus, they have some weird things going on with their proxies because Google Chrome (portable) doesn't work at all yet Firefox and IE work fine :S
Everything? o_O shouldn't you still have r/w to your user folder?
At my school, our "personal" folders are actually a space limited (100-MB) location on a central server somewhere. Entire C drive is not writable Sad

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #15 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:00:22 »

In my place you just restricted to user account of XP, rest is up to you. I bunched some gigas downloaded file there Grin

Offline StonePickaxes

JGO Coder


Medals: 4
Projects: 2


Nathan Kramber


« Reply #16 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:01:36 »

Quote
At my school, our "personal" folders are actually a space limited (100-MB) location on a central server somewhere. Entire C drive is not writable Sad

Wow. That sucks. Our personal G drives are 24 gigs per student. There are 1200 students.

Also our C drives are writable. So there's another 500gb of local storage.

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Offline Z-Man
« Reply #17 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:02:42 »

Really... not even AppData, that's weird. You'd think that would screw up programs, unless they changed what %AppData% points to. My school district has user accounts on a sever and you have like a My Documents folder, but you also have a user folder on each machine you log into (you can also see every user that's logged before in by going to the Users directory Smiley ) and it's just like your logging in locally. That's what my school was complaining about, they thought Google Chrome was taking up space on the servers that everybody's user accounts are on, but I think that's bullshit since Chrome only installs locally >_< I think most of the time I've got full r/w to the entire C:\ drive which is stupid on their part, they also went in by hand and uninstalled Google Chrome instead of running an uninstaller >_>
Offline ra4king

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Medals: 346
Projects: 3
Exp: 5 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #18 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:06:51 »

Well my school's IT people are good (sadly unfortunately Sad)

Offline Z-Man
« Reply #19 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:07:25 »

Mine suck xD
Offline ReBirth
« Reply #20 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:09:19 »

+ ra4king
then beat'em Cool

Offline Z-Man
« Reply #21 - Posted 2011-12-11 05:12:05 »

@mlaux I jumped into your topic and didn't even say hello, shame on me Undecided Welcome to JGO, sounds like you'll make an excellent contribution to the community Smiley
Offline ra4king

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Medals: 346
Projects: 3
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« Reply #22 - Posted 2011-12-11 06:01:44 »

Hehe well back to topic...

@OP
I'm also 16 and I only got into programming about 2 years ago.
I'm actually quite jealous how you built a 3D software renderer, I really wish I understood 3D to even begin to write one myself. Sad

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