|_&&']['20/22.#4[x3/2.|*#!1050|*#`/. gnu/linux; *nix. c 1 9 being redirected to /dev/null. issues to null@altair.uni.cx. *alt*.serving./at/.`{altair,algol,antares,arcturus,aldebaran,spica,ceti,vega,fomalhaut,rigel,sirius}./dot/.uni./dot/.cx'. ---- this blog still exists only for historical evidence (to my embarrassment). some of the non-laughable "articles" can be read at altair.uni.cx/growl/. :wq.

Friday, August 30, 1996

.eee or electronic easter eggs.

*wandering* around some of my beloved systems/programs/commands/libraries/routines, I have discovered and read about a lot of hidden features/arguments/options (aka easter eggs).

## # Deprecated:
#
# Running 'whois the devil' or 'whois the antichrist' on Ark Linux.
#
# 'emerge moo' on Gentoo.
#
# 'who is god' on Gentoo.
#
# 'man tunefs' (look under "BUGS" header) on Solaris.
#
# 'make love' on Solaris.
#
# 'man c' (Coffee Distributor) on Debian/Mandrake.
#
## # .

## # Super Cow Powers, on Debian:
#
# 'apt-get --help'. At the end, apt-get shall print "This APT has Super Cow Power".
# Now, do the same with aptitude.
# 'aptitude --help'. This time, it shall print "This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers".
# OK now. So you're wondering what's with this Super Cow, isn't it?
# Just execute 'apt-get moo'. Nice, isn't it? Hackers' love for cow is materialized in a cool easter egg. : ).
# But, what's the thing with aptitude, which doesn't have Super Cow Power?
# Again, 'aptitude moo'.
# To figure it out, increase the verbose level (appending a '-v'), until it stops telling new things. Enjoy it!
# PS: This is a reference to Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupéry's "Le Petit Prince" (The Little Prince).
#
## # .

## # Into the void:
#
# GAG: open a shell and type 'ddate'.
#
# In a shell, mistype ls (as sl)... and see the results.
#
# While at a console, type in: 'grep -r /usr/src/*'.
#
# 'grep LINUX_REBOOT_MAGIC include/linux/*.h' - parameters used in reboot() system call (like 369367448, or 0xfee1dead). Convert the\
# output using perl, e.g. 'perl -e 'print localtime(). "\n";'' (those are important dates for Linus Torvalds). : ).
#
# 'zgrep "The.*Release" /usr/share/doc/dpkg/changelog.Debian.gz' in a shell. Obviously, Debian-related.
#
# '/usr/libexec/redhat-credits' on Red Hat.
#
# In vim, type :help 42 (This is a reference to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").
#
# "You don't exist. Go away." message, when invoking UID doesn't correspond to a valid user, or if the session isn't properly registered in utmp.\
# (find it out by 'strings /sbin/shutdown' - oh ,also there, "Oh hello Mr. Tyler - going DOWN?"; reference to Aerosmith's "Love in an Elevator"\
# video.).
# BTW, "Oh hello Mr. Tyler - going DOWN?" can be seen on the logout of a 'tyler'-called user name (e.g. at reboot/shutdown).
#
# Once in /var/named, open localhost.zone and localdomain.zone in a text editor.
# There, related to 127.0.0.1, somewhere the serial is set to 42; also commented ("(d. adams)") (Reference to Douglas Adam's book series
# The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which is famous for stating that the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is equal to 42.).
#
# 'cowsay -f foobar !#' in a shell, foobar == any.file.from /usr/share/cowsay/cows/.
#
# 'ar r God' in a shell.
#
# 'nice man woman' in a shell.
#
# '^How did the sex operatino go?^' in a shell.
#
# If you boot a SuSE disc, after the greeting the bootsplash, hit F5.
#
# Give it a try: 'man grep | tail -n7'. Ubuntu Specific.
#
## # .

## # GDM:
#
# type "Start Dancing" into the username field (classic gdm only).
#
# type "Stop Dancing" to stop fuckin around.
#
# type "Require Quarter", then login as usual.
#
# type "Gimme Random Cursor".
#
## # .

## # Firefox:
#
# 'about:mozilla' in the address bar.
#
# 'about:credits' in the address bar.
#
# 'about:robots' in the address bar.
#
# 'about:cvrcek' in the address bar.
#
# 'about:kitchensink' in the address bar.
#
# 'chrome://browser/content/browser.xul' in the address bar.
#
## # .

## # GNOME:
#
# Alt+F2, then type: 'gegls from outer space' on Ubuntu/GNOME.
#
# Alt+F2, then type: 'free the fish' (Wanda the fish) on Ubuntu/GNOME.
#
## # .

## # OpenOffice.org:
#
# oocalc in a shell, then cell the following: '=ANTWORT("Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest")'. Yet another philosophical reference.
#
# Star Wars in oocalc: 'oocalc' in a shell and put ' =Game("StarWars") ' in any cell.
#
# OO team: in oocalc, put ' =STARCALCTEAM() ' in any cell.
#
# And in oowriter: launch 'oowriter', 'StarWriterTeam' and press F3.
#
## #.

## # Google stuff:
#
# Type 'answer to life the universe and everything' and then click "Google Search" on google.com. (Reference: Douglas Adam's\
# "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," in which it is discovered the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.).
#
# Search for 'recursion', look at term suggestion.
#
# Type 'google l33t' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google linux' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google bsd' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google aliens' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google pirate' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google negro' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google light' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google dark' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'black google' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google gothic' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'elgoog' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google nazi' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google ghetto' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google redneck' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'find chuck norris' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'who is failure' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'google' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
# Type 'firefox' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com, with Firefox Web Browser.
#
##
#
# And finally... type 'google easter egg' and then click "I'm Feeling Lucky" on google.com.
#
## # Go to http://darkartsmedia.com/Google.html and play with it!

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To be continued. I mean it.

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