2007-01-18

HackFest

I'm incredibly buzzed from the HackFest. I'm the kind of person who handles the stress of exam situations quite well. It's one of the only times that I'm completely and totally focused.

And wow, the hackfest was hard. There were things that were superficially easy, and other things that were really quite involved. I got 7 solutions to problems, some worked better than others. My 'break out of a chroot' answer didn't work and I don't know why.

I wrote a completely evil answer to one of the questions, and a mundane answer, I only did it because I knew that 10 out of 100 is better than 0 out of 100. (Maybe the judges will think my 'evil' answer is worth something).

I implements a socketpair() using AF_INET in 3 minutes and 10 lines of python. I'm sure if I were a more competent C programmer I could've done it in C just as quick, but time was getting close.

I'll find out what the license is on the HackFest material. I'd love to publish the questions and my answers.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

aparently you won hackfest !!

:D

congratulations!!!

(yes i know i dont know what its all about but achievment is very much worth celebrating)

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