Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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I remember...
by Tony Swash on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:49 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

I remember way back in an early version of the Mac OS, I am talking back in the early 1990s, if you opened a certain file in the System Folder using ResEdit you saw a text message that said "Help we are being held prisoner in a software factory!".

Made me laugh the first time I saw it..

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RE: I remember...
by Neolander on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 19:24 in reply to "I remember..."
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2010-03-08

The thing which really puzzles me about that kind of funny easter eggs is how people manage to find them ;) Just to know, how did you happen to explore that system folder back in the day ?

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RE[2]: I remember...
by leech on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 19:55 in reply to "RE: I remember..."
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2006-01-10

Reminds me of some of the error messages I've seen over the years in the open source world.

I can't recall which program it was, but when it crashed it'd say something like "something just went horribly awry. You should report it."

Then of course there are all the swear words within the Linux kernel Source tree, though I think they've cleaned up a lot of those over the years.

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RE[2]: I remember...
by Tony Swash on Sun 24th Oct 2010 22:24 in reply to "RE: I remember..."
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

The thing which really puzzles me about that kind of funny easter eggs is how people manage to find them ;) Just to know, how did you happen to explore that system folder back in the day ?


I was trying to learn about ResEdit so I was opening various files, apps etc and carefully poking about to see how it all seemed to work. I was also looking for ResEdit info and resources and saw someone's comment saying open this part of this file. And there was the message.

See here

http://www.mackido.com/EasterEggs/BlueMeanies.html

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RE: I remember...
by sithlord2 on Mon 25th Oct 2010 12:07 in reply to "I remember..."
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2009-04-02

I once got the same message when I was playing Astrochicken at a Monolith Burger restaurant...

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