Hacking video contest [finished] - Community & Forums Related Discussions
z3bra


COMPILATION AVAILABLE! Mirrors:
Musics: Searching / Come and find me by Eric Stiff


Hey there!

I know most of you enjoy contests, so I came up with a new idea.
Last year, we made the "nixers workflow compilation", which everybody enjoyed.

This year, I would like to make a more "funny" one, by having everyone record a fake hacking screencast!




Beware, nothing amongst those line: h4x0r.webm. The screencast should last ~1 minute and illustrate what YOU think a hacker's desktop would look like. It would start from an empty desktop, then open a bunch of windows and perform some fake (or real, your choice ;)) action to infiltrate or exploit some random host. Be creative! Don't mimic those bullshit desktop of teenagers hacking the FBI, running "tree" in cmd.exe.

We'll take 3 weeks to let everyone the time to record, then I'll make a compilation, similar to the first one. Here are the rules (these are subject to discussion, of course):
  • Maximum 2 minutes
  • Format: WEBM videos encoded in VP8, no sound
  • Should look like you're doing some deep unix magic (hacking)
  • Should NOT look like an obviously fake and lame hacking scene
  • Submissions are accepted until the 7th of August, at 23:59 UTC

Do you think it's better to keep the secret until the compil' is out, or have all users post their submissions when they're ready?

Who's in?!

EDIT:
  • z3bra - OK
  • venam - OK
  • strang3quark - OK
  • fraun
  • thlst
  • adrift - OK
BANGARANG, MOTHERFUCKER
venam
Interesting idea, I'm in.

"Unix is a hacking OS" - and the non-Unix users think the term hacking is used in the same way the sensational media use it.
z3bra
Here is the command I use for recording, for anyone interrested:

Code:
ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1440x900 -an -i :0.0 -c:v libvpx -b:v 5M -crf 10 -quality realtime cast.webm
z3bra
Nobody interrested except from venam? Come on people!
venam
This may sound a bit hypocritical but maybe we should start considering extending the reach of the nixers.net community activities by "advertising" them.

I'm not sure how this would be done without compromising the quality or "branding" of the community.
However, it would be nice to see how this develops.

This is still a new idea, maybe we could start with a sort of button that we could add to our website.
Sorta' like the "fork me" button or the internet defense league button.
Sort of like:
https://github.com/blog/273-github-ribbons
http://tholman.com/github-corners/
Maybe we can also tag our screenshots with watermarks.

This is just a concept in my mind but it would be cool when others see anything that comes out of here and think, "Those people are all working on great stuffs in this community".

This, however, will not increase participation. What will increase participation are incentives.
For those who watched my podcast on webcasts you would know what my surprise was, and it's still mostly valid if you still want it.
fraun
I'm very interested and although I didn't take part in the workflow compilation I really enjoyed watching them. I don't participate in the forum much, but I love reading what others have to say, maybe when I've finished writing up my PhD I'll get around to contributing much more.

I just wanted to express my gratitude for the work you guys put in.
z3bra
(22-07-2016, 06:48 AM)fraun Wrote: I just wanted to express my gratitude for the work you guys put in.

the best way to do that is to join in!

(22-07-2016, 02:18 AM)venam Wrote: This may sound a bit hypocritical but maybe we should start considering extending the reach of the nixers.net community activities by "advertising" them.

I'm not sure how this would be done without compromising the quality or "branding" of the community.
However, it would be nice to see how this develops.

This might be great! But I think we need "finished products" to advertise, instead of advertising currently on-going projects.

(22-07-2016, 02:18 AM)venam Wrote: This is still a new idea, maybe we could start with a sort of button that we could add to our website.
Sorta' like the "fork me" button or the internet defense league button.
Sort of like:
https://github.com/blog/273-github-ribbons
http://tholman.com/github-corners/
Maybe we can also tag our screenshots with watermarks.

I don't like watermarks. I'm much more favorable for a recognisable icon, for example, the star this forums uses as a favicon.
This brings us back to the "mascot" thread.

(22-07-2016, 02:18 AM)venam Wrote: This is just a concept in my mind but it would be cool when others see anything that comes out of here and think, "Those people are all working on great stuffs in this community".

This, however, will not increase participation. What will increase participation are incentives.
For those who watched my podcast on webcasts you would know what my surprise was, and it's still mostly valid if you still want it.

Maybe a simple page where we would show off our projects? podcasts, compilations, programs, ...
venam
(22-07-2016, 08:36 AM)z3bra Wrote: This might be great! But I think we need "finished products" to advertise, instead of advertising currently on-going projects.
I wasn't thinking of projects, it was more about the activities we do.
strang3quark
That seems like fun, I'm in!
z3bra
So far, we are only 3 ?




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