About these pages
These web pages were used as slides during a talk given by Andreas Stiller
and Harald Bögeholz at the MMIXfest at Fachhochschule München
on October 6, 2001. They do not claim to tell the full story by themselves,
so they probably don't make sense if you haven't heard the accompanying
The Java applet Guesser
The Java applet used in this presentation was a quick hack I did specifically
for this purpose. Since I am not an expert in Java programming, I don't
claim this is a good example in Java programming, furthermore, there is
no warranty of any kind. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't (keyboard input
doesn't seem to work on all platforms; try clicking in the white space
under the control bar!). Anyway, play with it as much of you like or look
at the source code to find out what it does
(or why it doesn't work as it should).
Incidentally, if anybody could tell me how to get the applet to recognize
keyboard input without first having to activate detailsCanvas by clicking
on it, I could learn something about Java from him/her. Also the numeric
keypad doesn't seem to work under Linux (yes, I have turned on NumLock).
Please send me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you can help.
Although there is really not much here, I ask that none of the material
of this presentation is reproduced anywhere without my permission. This
also applies to the little applet: look at the code freely, but don't sell
it as your own ;-).