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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Screenfetch for Windows


Most Linux users probably know the program Screenfetch: the tool that retrieves a lot of information about a computer (such as OS, theme, and hardware).  Since I often return to my Windows system, I decided see if I can write or find a Screenfetch-like program on Windows.  After a little digging, I found a Github project by nijikokun.  However, it did not work past Windows 7 SP2 and many parts of the script were a little buggy.  Hence, I decided to fix it, add some features, and make it supported from Windows XP to Windows 10.  To install it, download it from my Github here and make sure you have Cygwin installed. It should display a lot of information about your system and an ASCII logo of Windows (it will either display the "modern" version or the more classic version depending on your OS).  Please check it out and leave some feedback!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Cool Website Traffic Generating Program

Recently, I decided to write a website traffic generating program for a high school programming challenge.  At first, I wasn't really sure what I was doing, but after a three or four hours of coding, I came up with WVG, or Will's View Generator.  Overall, it works pretty well but a lot of work can still be done with it.  I hope to improve the GUI, to make the code interact with web pages even more, and to patch up all the minor bugs. It helped me integrate a lot of what I learned from my recent Java studies.  Please check it out and download it from here.

How it works:
This program uses many different user agents, referrers, and proxies within the TOR network to accomplish this task. Moreover, unlike other common view generators, this program doesn't flood the server with requests but does it at a slower pace and at random intervals to make the traffic seem more realistic.  I am also working on creating webpage interaction and perhaps even some algorithm to make the views seem like a growing trend.
Please check it out and leave some feedback!