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10.4: Remapping keys in Mac OS X 10.4
Authored by: jacobolus on Aug 29, '06 06:37:10PM

This is an absolutely horrible april fools joke. A good joke doesn't crash a system, it pranks it. Search for "cocoa text system" for a hint with lots of pranking capabilities. Remapping the shift button to number pad 0 or something might be pretty good. But a kernel panic button… that's just cruel, in the worst way.



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10.4: Remapping keys in Mac OS X 10.4
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 30, '06 01:49:06PM

I feel the same way. A good prank can be undone by the victim, but this kernel-panic inducer would be too cruel because it'd be so hard to troubleshoot. Analogy: it's ok to saran-wrap a coworker's cube, because she can unwrap it, but not ok to spray-paint her cube or fill it with concrete.

A good prank idea: Back in oS9 days, I snuck a pair of Applescripts onto a coworker's machine. One of them set the Date and Time options to announce the time [every 15 min. I think]. The other script detected when the first script was deleted, and restored it immediately. It took her a few hours, not that she tried that hard, but she eventually found 'em both. Now that's a prank, and I would only have done it to her or one other person, the only 2 users I knew who were savvy enough to know where to look for the prank's parts.



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