This is a talk I've been waiting to give for years. It's fitting
that it's the final talk I'm giving in Graduate School. This is the
(rather simple) story of the creation of CN_MW2SM
anager), a tool for moderating servers in the PC
version of Modern Warfare 2. Sure, it's just a tool, but I'm giving
this talk for the story as well. It's the ultimate
#StoryTimeWithClara, but also the last. One More Extra...
Again, I go through this talk as if I'm telling a story, just like
my bitDP talk
. I tell the simple
tale of some random dude on the internet pissing me off enough to
make a better version of their own tool. It's quite elegant,
honestly. I hope you enjoy it.
By the way, I am not so certain on the legality of this talk. The
slides and this page will not be published as a result until I have
confirmation I am legally allowed to. This tool is a packet sniffer
and web server hybrid which grabs other player's IP addresses,
shows it, and can use it to kick people from your lobbies. This
degree of obtaining personal information, while extremely
trivial, leads me to believe I shouldn't share the information
publicly on this page. Even during the original talk, I had to
censor some information. I have contacts in the MW2 scene who have
gotten DMCAs from Activision over similar tools.