Openoffice.org Easter Egg!

Do you own Openoffice.org? No? Get it. Its like Microsoft Office, but free. Thats not what I want to talk about, though.
Once you’ve installed it, open up “Openoffice.org Calc” and in the first row and column, enter this:

=GAME(“StarWars”)

And watch the fireworks. I won’t tell you what this does, but I can tell you that it has no detrimental effects to your computer, nor does it do anything visually displeasing. Just try it. Its rather entertaining, in fact.

Zune Crash Epidemic, and a fix!

Around midnight last night, the web started receiving word that everyone with a 30 gigabite Zune, Microsoft’s response to Apple’s iPod line, had experienced their device crashing and refusing to restart. The first thing people thought was that this was the Y2K bug all over again (somehow).

R.I.P Zune 2008-2009

 

After a little bit of poking around, I found that Microsoft did in fact release a statement on the subject, informing its customers that the problem was caused by the device not handling leap year correctly. Imagine that.

There are a few things you  need to do to get your Zune up and running again, claims Microsoft;

  1. Let your Zune’s battery drain completely.
  2. Wait a day or so.
  3. Recharge your Zune completely.
  4. It should (hopefully) be fine at noon tomorrow (12:00, GMT). 

Apparently, desperate measures were taken to get the Zune back up and running, including prying the back off of the device and messing around with its innards. I can’t say I own a device; as much as i love my PC, I do, in fact, use an iPod Touch.

Prank’d

This must be, without a doubt, the best use of flashplayer 9 I’ve come across (as of yet).

Yes. Yes, you have.

Yes. Yes, you have.

It’s a simple flash animation that, when clicked, opens a full-screen window that does everything it can to conceal the ‘Press Escape to Exit” message that appears on the screen for the first few seconds, and then follows it up by a Blue Screen of Death. It even includes the source files, so you can embed it in an unsuspecting place, like, say, a blog post…

Oh, and

get Adobe Flash Player 9, or later. Why you wouldn’t just get 10 is beyond me, but suit yourself.