There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire
to become a great writer.
When asked to define "great" he replied, 'I want to write stuff that the
whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional
level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!'
He now works for Microsoft, writing error messages.
While my next door neighbour, Ian, was tapping away on his home computer,
his seven year old son, Nathan, sneaked up behind him.
Then Nathan turned and ran downstairs into the kitchen, bellowing to the
rest of the family, 'I know Daddy's password! I know Daddy's password!
''What is it?' Mia, his elder sister asked gently but eagerly.
These are sneaky computer jokes that techies with too much time on their
hands play on their co-workers, typically on April Fool's Day.
Tape over the optical sensor of your friend's mouse.
Variation of this idea. Unplug the original mouse. Plug
in a fake mouse. When they check the connection it seems to be
working. One from Dr Devious.
Alter someone's Word Autocorrect. Launch Word for Windows.
Find 'Proofing settings'. Make changes to AutoCorrect, e.g.
ye. I to you.
On someone else's machine press set High Contrast mode Press:
Shift + ALT + PrintScreen. Note 1: You need
Shift and not Ctrl. Also use the Left Alt and not the right. Note 2: To Undo press the same combination: Shift + ALT
+ Printscreen. Note 3: Learn from this madness by
checking out the Ease of access settings in Control Panel.
Variation, turn on Narrator and drive the computer user mad.
Control Panel --> Ease of access.
You could edit the host file entry to direct google.com to a different site.
[You need some technical expertise to edit:
C: \Windows\System32\drivers\etc ]