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It all started with a password

I was nine when my dad decided that I’d had enough of games. Although my digitalization started with Age of Empires II a few years prior, it wasn’t until I had started to spend excessive amounts of time modding and playing Minecraft that a challenge was set that would somewhat change the rest of my life.

He set a password on our family Windows XP machine, and thought that the problem was solved - little did he know that was only the beginning. Despite the password, I could still sometimes use the computer with his explicit permission and in restricted time intervals. That combined with the two dollar per hour library computer is how I first cracked a system.

The process was actually quite simple. I learned enough about linux to create a bootable USB, and enough about Windows security to know that I can get in by deleting a certain file that went by the name SAM. I plugged the USB in, entered the filesystem and started searching.

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/ 
cd /mnt//Windows/System32/config
rm SAM

I was in, and my gaming obsession continued for many years to come.

Presenting the Rijeka library 3D printing workshops, 2015
Presenting the Rijeka library 3D printing workshops, 2015
Lebesgue teambuilding and hackathon on Krk, 2020
Lebesgue teambuilding and hackathon on Krk, 2020

The band all together, 2019
The band all together, 2019
Guest performing at Liburnicon, 2018
Guest performing at Liburnicon, 2018


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