• PaperCut Scripting Competition

    Our Server 2012 forum sponsors PaperCut are proud to let all of you 'Geekers in on a little secret. They seem to have ordered a few too many Raspberry Pi boards and want to let you have some, but in the true spirit of the EduGeek community, they want to make you earn them. All you have to do to enter is to read their overview below and follow the instructions within for all of the details you require.

    Hi
    My name is Kent Nolan and I work in Tech Support for PaperCut. A while back I had the idea of running a competition that involved people coming up with the most creative/fun script they can make. We’ve seen some funny scripts in the past that have come through support, mainly the one about the IT guy who forwarded every fifth print job through to the principal's office, resulting in concert tickets being snapped up by a lucky assistant.

    It is scripts like that one that lead me to this idea; how geeky can you make these scripts? There are plenty of people who are better at JavaScript than I am - in fact my example script is pretty lazy, have a look at the code. Chris Dance (one of the PaperCut founders) has written a script too and that one is pretty impressive.

    And if you win, first place is a Raspberry Pi with all the trimmings, second and third place get a Raspberry Pi unit too. If your script doesn’t win a Raspberry Pi but it’s really geeky, we have some ThinkGeek vouchers to give away.

    If you want to play, check out our competition page and when you’re ready, you can enter by either:

    • Posting your script as an attachment below.
    • Linking us to your blog.
    • Creating a GitHub branch for it (also post a link below).
    • Or by emailing it to the following address: edugeekcomp@papercut.com


    If you have any questions, let me know, I’ll be lurking around in this and other threads.

    Good luck, have fun.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PaperCut Scripting Competition started by Dos_Box View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Big_Ted's Avatar
      Big_Ted -
      The scripting page link seems a little broken
    1. sonofsanta's Avatar
      sonofsanta -
      Quote Originally Posted by Big_Ted View Post
      The scripting page link seems a little broken
      However, github's 404 page is the best I've ever seen
    1. Big_Ted's Avatar
      Big_Ted -
      every cloud huh
    1. ZeroHour's Avatar
      ZeroHour -
      Fixed, sorry about that.
    1. nephilim's Avatar
      nephilim -
      Mine at the minute does the following.

      Opens a pop up, asks the user a question, if they get it right, they continue to question 2, then 3, then 4.

      #if they fail, it restarts the PC.
    1. KentNolan's Avatar
      KentNolan -
      Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
      Mine at the minute does the following.

      Opens a pop up, asks the user a question, if they get it right, they continue to question 2, then 3, then 4.

      #if they fail, it restarts the PC.
      I want to see a print script that runs the Windows onscreen keyboard if they get their password wrong two times in a row.
    1. nephilim's Avatar
      nephilim -
      My script has been worked on over night...its decidedly evil!
    1. nephilim's Avatar
      nephilim -
      btw...sending an email to that address (from both hotmail and google) returns the following

      "Hello INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS HERE,

      We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (edugeekcomp) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:

      * You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
      * The owner of the group may have removed this group.
      * You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
      * This group may not be open to posting.

      If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at Google Groups - Google Apps Help.

      Thanks,

      papercut.com admins"
    1. KentNolan's Avatar
      KentNolan -
      Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
      btw...sending an email to that address (from both hotmail and google) returns the following

      "Hello INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS HERE
      Oh dear...I'll fix that first thing tomorrow
    1. Big_Ted's Avatar
      Big_Ted -
      I have a script that puts a Christmas tree as watermark on every page printed over the festive period. Do i win?
    1. AlexB's Avatar
      AlexB -
      Nothing interesting on ours (but I do love Papercut). I hope we get to see all the scripts at the end :-)
    1. KentNolan's Avatar
      KentNolan -
      Quote Originally Posted by AlexB View Post
      Nothing interesting on ours (but I do love Papercut). I hope we get to see all the scripts at the end :-)
      Haha, yea I'll showing them off at the end. Some of the scripts are pretty funny
    1. kearton's Avatar
      kearton -
      Were the results of this competition ever announced? Do we get to see some of the entries etc?
    1. tomearnshaw's Avatar
      tomearnshaw -
      Any news on this? Really would like to see what other schools are doing with scripts...
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