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Run Adobe Audition in the Background to Reduce your Microphone’s Background Noise

08 Apr 2017

Recently I have been looking for a way to reduce the background noise my microphone produces. I own a Blue Yeti Microphone mounted on a RODE Arm Stand and I like to keep my microphone fairly far away so its not in my face and doesn’t distract me while I record audio or play video…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2016: Day 1

05 Dec 2016

Challenge

  Solution We confirm that each link does indeed lead to the same destination URL. I can notice a redirection (301 permanent) occurring with each link thanks to a nifty HTTP logging plugin I have for Chrome called Live HTTP Headers. You could also use various online services to check the redirection(s) occurring for each…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2016: Day 5

05 Dec 2016

Challenge

  Solution This seems like a series of boolean logical operators. As the hint tell use to use 32 bits, we will solve this problem with a quick C++ program so we can guarantee the data type used is 32 bits. Furthermore, we will try both signed and unsigned variants, it turns out that we need to use signed…read more.

 
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Logitech Gaming Software: LoL Profile Autodetection Fix

19 Nov 2016

The issue If you own a piece of Logitech gaming equipment, chances are you probably play or have played League of Legends. Logitech Gaming Software is a tool provided by Logitech to allow configuring your devices. One popular feature is profiles which people can use to tweak settings on a per-game basis. This allows you…read more.

 
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Fix PHP 500 Internal Server Error when using date()

31 May 2016

For a particular project I was working on, I set up a website with a really simple script that used the php date() function. However, the use of the date() function resulted in a 500 internal server error. After some testing, I determined this was caused because of a configuration in php.ini. There was an invalid value for…read more.

 
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Simple PHP File Download Script

18 Dec 2015

So I recently added a download.php script to my website so that I could force downloads of files instead of having users access them through an indexed directory or through their browser. I found various scripts online but none of them were as clean as I’d have liked them to be so I wrote my own…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2015: Day 15

15 Dec 2015

Challenge

Solution Straight away this looks like a logic solver problem. I intend to use Z3 theorem solver (link) as I am most familiar with it out of all the available solvers out there. First step is to understand the problem. Each letter corresponds to a single digit 0-9. The q  digit cannot be…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2015: Day 14

14 Dec 2015

Challenge

The following Windows binary was also provided: Download EXE File   Solution I download the binary and run it and am presented with the following program: It turns out that this program will tell you (via a messagebox) if you enter in the correct daily nugget or not! So all we have to…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2015: Day 13

13 Dec 2015

Challenge

The following image was also provided: Solution First I suspect the common least significant bit steganography technique has been used here where the least two or one significant bit(s) of the image have been changes so other images can be hidden without affecting the appearance of the first image by much. I load up…read more.

 
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HACKvent 2015: Day 12

12 Dec 2015

Challenge

The following C code is also provided:

  Solution Clearly the issue here is that this program is very inefficient. So what does the program do? First it sets the unsigned 64 bit integer variables  val and i  to 0. Then 0xC0DE42 iterations occur and the val is recomputed each calculation. The previous val  and i …read more.

 
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