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Re: Bring You Own Code The Disgruntled Bomb

by scorpio17 (Abbot)
on May 06, 2011 at 13:35 UTC ( #903380=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Bring You Own Code The Disgruntled Bomb

I played the following prank on a co-worker once: I logged in to his workstation remotely, then used the audio tool to play a "phone ringing" sound. He thought it was his real phone! I could hear him through the cube wall saying, "Hello? Hello?!"

When that got old, I started playing a "flushing toilet" sound, and he finally figured out what was going on.

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Re^2: Bring You Own Code The Disgruntled Bomb
by JavaFan (Canon) on May 06, 2011 at 15:49 UTC
    20+ years ago, my then employer used Sun workstations, running SunView. Its /dev/console was world writable, making that anyone logged on the machine could write to terminal windows. Including special escape sequences that moved or resized the windows.

    I've had lots of fun with that. Took people weeks to figure out why their windows were slowly moving or shrinking, and who was behind it.

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