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If you want to build cool stuff and not just be a code monkey in a cubicle, then I recommend you start hacking today.

If you want to build cool stuff and not just be a code monkey in a cubicle, then I recommend you start hacking today.

This is my intro talk for Yahoo's HackU program.

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  • i would like to learn more so dat i can be of helpful to others and dont involves myself to illigle activities.thans
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  • @DezWoodhull go to this vid it will help you here the link
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  • @DezWoodhull me to i know one way go start on desktop and go to run then type cmd press enter and type shut down -i just like that and there's a space between n and the symbol then you need to know their computer name you can restart and shutdown their computers here the link to vid http://youtu.be/GXwFCZR_sOA
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  • hi im dez and im 12 i need advice on how to be a hacker. im not the type to do e-legle stuf with hacking i only will use it to be helpfull ill do legal stuf k ^-^ i think it would be cool to no more about internet and i think it would be cool to no how to hack because my ferends are always hacking into my stuf so naw ill be able to get reveng so ya
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  • hi im dez and im 12 i need advice on how to be a hacker. im not the type to do e-legle stuf with hacking i only will use it to be helpfull ill do legal stuf k ^-^ i think it would be cool to no more about internet and i think it would be cool to no how to hack because my ferends are always hacking into my stuf so naw ill be able to get reveng so ya
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    How To Be A Hacker How To Be A Hacker Presentation Transcript

    • How To Be A Hacker
      Paul Tarjan’s
    • What is a hacker
    • Dreamer
    • Coder
    • Hacker
    • Sign me up!
      Now that we’re on the same page, lets talk about hackers
      Many types of hackers. Lets talk computer hackers. (NOT CRACKERS).
      Many types of computer hackers :
      Hardware
      Security
      Software
      Web
      Specifically: Web hackers
    • Things you should be doing now
    • Buy a domain name
      2 beers - $7.50
      http://www.retailmenot.com/view/godaddy.com
      paulisageek.com
      Infinite Emails : amazon@paulisageek.com
      OpenID : http://paulisageek.com
      Project Hosting : http://paulisageek.com/ppp
      Google does mail forwarding : http://www.google.com/apps/
    • Build a homepage
      Learn HTML + CSS + JS
      Create your web presence
      Link to your other stuff
      rel=“me”
    • Run a *nix box
      Apache
      MySQL
      Samba / NFS
      Outbound SMTP to your domain
      Subdomain : home.paulisageek.com
      dyndns.org for dynamic ips
    • Learn lots of languages
      At least one of each type
      Ones I use everyday
      Scripting : python, bash
      Web : PHP, python, SQL
      Client Side : Javascript, CSS, HTML
      Speed : C, C++, Java
      Fun problems to learn : http://projecteuler.net/index.php?section=problems
    • Opensource
      Give your code to the world
      Easy to link to
      Good for archiving
      Get known! Make friends!
      Better than a resume
      I use – github
      Others recommend - Google Code
    • Lets hack something
      Azeroth
    • Ok, that’s a bit big
      Who would win in a WoW duel?
      Many ways to architect. I’m doing it this way to teach Javascript and YQL
      Firefox
      YQL
      wowarmory
      2 x character + server
      Fetch character info
      Return XML
      JSON
    • We’ll do it live!
      Git
      Linux
      Apache
      MySQL
      PHP
      http://paulisageek.com/hacku/
    • TCP/IP
    • DNS
    • HTTP
    • Linux
    • Apache
    • SQL
    • PHP
    • URL/URI
    • Free-ish Hosting
      App engine
      EC2
      Find an old machine and run it in your dorm
      dyndns.org
    • Microformats
      microformats.org
      Use known classnames for known types
      <a class=“fn”>
    • REST
    • JSON + YAML
    • Ideas
    • Search Engine
      Crawler
      Indexer
      Webmap
      Ranking function
      Runtime system
      Web frontend
    • Games
      Client side – directx, opengl
      Web based – ikarium
      Flash – kongregate.com
      Great experience and people will actually use it
    • Opensource
      Find a opensource thing you use
      Join the mailing list
      Report some bugs
      Fix some bugs that bother you
      Add some features that you want
    • Other
      Find something you need and build it so others can use it too