Camden Mac Leod

@CyanCoding (1956) • Valencia College, Lake Nona
Hey, it's Camden. I'm a hobbyist teenage coder who loves to code in his free time. If you have insta, send me a dm! @its_actually_cam
Python Advanced Concepts Explanation
posted to Tutorials by pyelias

This is amazing! Couldn't be more proud of another programmer with 900 votes on a post :).

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@DynamicSquid I'm a dual-enrolled student, which means I can take four college courses and four high school courses per semester. This way I can get my A.A. by the time I graduate high school! This is great because it allows me to get my double major in Business Administration and Management and Computer Engineering in just four years after high school!

Thanks Repl.it for helping me figure out what one of my majors is!

👋✨Introduce yourself 🎉😀
posted to Announcements by amasad

Hey guys, I'm Camden!

I started programming in June 2016 on Khan Academy. I'm home-schooled, and the co-op that I go to during the school year was hosting a "learn ProcessingJS for a few hours twice a week with your friends and then you can have lunch and play in the pool or whatever" kind of thing. So I figured this would be pretty fun, since I love hanging out with my friends, plus my brother had learned ProcessingJS before and I wanted to make things like he had. I did this for about a month until the course ended, and I was one of the few people that actually stuck with the course and was interested in this kind of stuff.

From there, I made some cool programs, but I really wanted to take my skills further, and my main goal was to code my own website (though I was quite naive about how to do that at the time). In September I started learning HTML and CSS on Khan Academy. That was a lot of fun, but I was unsatisfied with the fact that you can't really make stuff happen with HTML and CSS. Sure you can animate and all that, but you can't really interact.

After during research, I realized JavaScript was what I wanted, so I was like "Hey! I already know JavaScript (lies)". I soon found out that ProcessingJS works nothing like JavaScript, and that got me pretty mad.

I kinda stopped programming until December (still 2016), when I decided to learn Python on Codecademy. However, I'm a visual learner, and so reading all that text just wasn't working. I learn from practice and seeing someone do it, so I decided to learn it by myself.

My first ever program on Repl.it (and my first official Python program in general) was the Password Generator, which was made on January 11th, 2017. You can find that here: https://repl.it/@CyanCoding/Password-Generator. Honestly it's a pretty stupid program, because it does something super simple but acts like it is doing something soooo complex and amazing. But admittedly I was pretty wowed by the fact that I could do this after about 1-2 weeks of self-practice.

From there I kept programming, making random programs and all, learning as I went. I also decided to go back to HTML, and so I made the "HTML Hub" (https://repl.it/@CyanCoding/HTML-Hub), which was a site on Repl.it that I made to give to my friends so they could easily check out my programs. It looked trash but if you take a look at the CSS you can pick up that I wasn't quite professional yet.

Now this post is getting super long so I'm just going to say that from there I decided to learn JavaScript, C++, and PHP in March. Now, while I didn't self-teach myself with these, I didn't take like a super crazy in-depth course. I definitely wasn't a master. In May I created the Tic-Tac-Toe program, which you can find around here. It got some good votes in the first I Built This. In June I decided to actually put the "HTML Hub" onto a website.

It definitely looked better than what is now the "Old HTML Hub" (what you saw earlier), but it was still pretty scary. On July 28th I renamed the site to "CyanCoding", which I felt was more personal. In July I also learned SQL, SCSS, jQuery, and Ruby. In October I learned Bootstrap.

In November I made a huge renovation to CyanCoding, which is reflected by its current state (though I brought the site down because of low traffic in June 2018). Things start getting serious in January and February, and I'll try to start hurrying up (sorry mods!).

Basically my friend, who was the graphic designer for my programs and website, really wanted to get into game dev, and so I tried it with C++ and UE 4, but it was too thick for me, and I couldn't figure it out. In March I decided to switch to C# because it was much more modern and I have a friend who programs in it for a living. I went to Unity, and used that for two months. I was making some great content, but I really wasn't enjoying game dev that much, so I decided to drop it.

After that, I decided to switch to Java (I hope to stick with this one for a long time ;]) because of the difficulty of cross-platform programming with C#. My main goal right now is to make fun programs I can use with my friends, and that means crossing the cross-platform barrier.

So that was like super long and I apologize for exaggerating the "share a few words", but whatevs. Oh also if you couldn't tell by my really high karma/cycles count I won the first I Built This challenge in February, and had several other programs with a good deal of votes.

I'm really thankful for Repl.it. I first found it when I searched "Python 3 editor" (I didn't know computer slang back then) and while I don't use it nearly as much as I used to, it's definitely my go-to for when I'm not on my home computer!

Thanks so much for reading my book!

P.S The Repl.it T-Shirts are soooo comfy, I wear mine as soon as it's clean. I'd definitely get one if I were you. (https://teespring.com/first-repl-it-swag#pid=2&cid=576&sid=front)

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@DynamicSquid it was pretty simple! Over the years the basis behind Repl.it hasn't really changed. Back when I joined in late 2016 it was just a console and that was pretty much the entire website!

[2] C++ Made EZ!!!
posted to Tutorials by Bookie0

Dang, this is super awesome! Love the C++ tutorial!

Brute Force Password Cracker
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@abdullahrajput9 CONGRATULATIONS BRO! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Brute Force Password Cracker
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@armindont Sorry, this is for educational purposes only and shouldn't be used on other's passwords without their permission.

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

This is the most confusing series of comments I've ever read haha

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@Codemonkey51 It's awesome to see my legacy is still preserved as the #1 post for now :).

Life is really good! I am currently super busy with school (about 80 hours per week) so I usually code for just a few hours each week. Right now I'm working on a professional analytics program and a few UWP Windows apps for fun! Besides that, I spend my time doing school, building a few businesses as an entrepreneur, and going to the gym. Thanks for asking about me! How's life for you, and what's your Repl.it coding story?

It took me about a week of just researching to figure out how to create a password cracker. I made this one in about an afternoon after I had figured that out but continued tweaking it for a few weeks after. For some reason I love creating password crackers, so I actually have one in four different coding languages over at GitHub if you ever want one. They're much more streamlined than this one :).

Brute Force Password Cracker
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@RayhanADev yes lets do it😂

Tic-Tac-Toe
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@maxballard Haha, thanks for the tip. Do note though that I made this over a year and a half ago, and it's not even in the same language I use now. But yes, I have gotten over that bad habit.

Are you a real replit OG? (How many users were signed up before you?)
posted to Ask

@behavingEffort I am the 152,732nd user signed up :)

CyanCoding's '90s Website
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@TheMemeManHimse hahaha your guess is as good as mine I made this like 2 years ago and I have no idea where the code went 😂

Fast Brute Force Password Cracker
posted to Share by PYer

Nice job! I love the feature that shows what password it is on. It's too bad it's a little laggy (which makes sense being a remote console and all). I've made features like this before (I've made four different brute force password crackers in total), but printing to the console or even just counting how many attempts there has been can slow down your program by a lot.

Also, I kind of feel like a hypocrite for saying this because I didn't used to do this either (I've finally gotten into the habit), but you should try to use comments to explain your code as much as you can. I don't use Python anymore and when I look at my programs I have no idea how each component works! 😂

The Repl.it Chrome Extension 🌐
posted to Announcements by jajoosam

Wow, this is incredible! This is undeniably helpful, and I hope every Repl.it user knows about this killer feature. Amazing work!

Brute Force Password Cracker
posted to Share by CyanCoding

@madmonster It's pretty complex but it's a relatively simple algorithm. First it checks if your password is a, then b, then c, etc.. Once it gets to the end of all the characters it wants to try, it adds another and goes back so then it tries aa then ab then ac.

After it gets to the end of the second letter, it does that for the first letter so it would then go ba, bb, bc. Once that first letter hits the end once more, it adds a letter and becomes aaa. This is why it takes so long for longer passwords, but this way it can also crack any password.

Tic-Tac-Toe Game With AI
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@theangryepicbanana Thanks :D it's nice to check in on the community that jumpstarted my passion

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@OperationDemon Yeah! I use the classic rockyou.txt file. I've used larger ones (like a few gigabytes), but those take super long. You can download it here.

Brute Force Password Cracker
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@RayhanADev Nobody would know me if I didn't have this program hahaha

Brute Force Password Cracker
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@IsaacRoot That's a sign of a good password! Hopefully, it would take a computer years to guess your password. The longer the password, the more secure!

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@PYer Thanks homie! Always loved seeing you around and your fantastic programs back before I left.

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@maxyang that's something I can get behind!

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@maxyang HAHA I love this

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@KelpHead It's nice to meet you!

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@TommyVictory Repl clear was my programming bff😂i was one of the first people to suggest it in feedback

How to Get a Repl.It Post to 1000 likes :P
posted to Tutorials by CyanCoding

@KelpHead the color cyan is back 🟦