[Powderworks] bill "satan" gates? no Midnight Oil for the mom
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:09:57 -0600 (MDT)
Yes and no. In this case, I'd say no. It doesn't require any special
sequence of words/letters to get the "eye" symbol, the "heart" symbol,
and the "city" symbol. If you open a document, change the font to
webdings, then start typing, all N's will be displayed as an "eye".
All Y's will be displayed as a heart. All C's will be the "city"
symbol. Nothing special required. For an easter egg, try this:
In Windows NT4, right-click on the desktop, select properties, change
the screen saver to 3D text, change the text (via the "settings"
button, I believe) to "volcanoes" (spell it correctly, I'm not sure of
my spelling) or to "not evil". The former will display a bunch of
volcano names when the screensaver runs, the latter will display a
list of people that worked on NT4 ("not evil" is an anagram of "i love
nt"). There's also a mini flight sim easter egg in the 97 version of
Excel. I don't remember the keystrokes required to get at it,
however. It's very convoluted, and unlikely people would do it in a
normal set of working operations.
}Aren't these known in programming as "Easter Eggs"?
}Photoshop used to have a picture of a cat and if you touched the
}cat and a control key, it would burp.
}P.S.Can't wait for the Oils in Detroit!
}> From: Henry Longmore
}> Indeed it is a coincidence. Open a new word document. Type 'N'.
}> Change the font to webdings. See the result. Delete it. Type 'Y'.
}> etc. You get the same symbols. Maybe the person designing the
}> webdings font loves/loved NYC, and intentionally designed it that
}> way...I'd say there's about a 2% chance that this would have
}> actually been Bill Gates' decision, however. I give as my basis for
}> this opinion the fact that I've met the man, ate in his own back yard,
}> shook his hand, listened to him banter about technology with a bunch
}> of nerdy 20-somthings, asked him two questions and received a response
}> to both, and yes, worked at his company.
}> }On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Bjorn Blomquist wrote:
}> }> Spooky! Do you know if this is manipulation after the attack, or has
}> }> always been the same symbols? If the latter, what a coincidence!
}> }> Maybe the Word constructors had a 6th sense? Or Bill is Satan.
}> }It's always been that way. And I agree - it's a sick concidence, but
}> }just that - a concidence. But eerie nonetheless.
}> }What would Rob Hirst do,