Thursday, April 19, 2007

Interesting Easter Eggs

What is an "Easter Egg"?

The term "Easter Egg", as we use it here, means any amusing tidbit that creators hid in their creations. They could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even your watch. There are hundreds of them, and they can be quite entertaining, if you know where to look.

In fact, most applications, operating systems, games, movies, and the like, do have these hidden tricks/features hidden/woven into their programming, something akin to the personal signature of a programmer.

For example an ester egg in Windows XP is "Con Folder":

1. In any windows or dos try to make a folder named 'con'.
2. You will be presented by an error that it already exists, or other error preventing you creating this directory.

Another example is in Dreamweaver:

1) Open a new .html document in dreamweaver.
2) From their switch to design view and type gibberish text.
3) Highlight the text you typed and go down to the properties box, open if not already open.
4) Now find the place where the color is chosen and next to it a number is in a textbox, highlight and delete that number in its place type "dreamweaver" without the quotes
5) Enjoy the good old fashion game of pong

PS: If you lose your internal speaker makes a noise not your regular speakers although the regular speakers beep when the ball hits the wall

Here are the sites that deal extensively with various easter eggs...

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