Thursday, October 04, 2007

Microsoft Magic

A mail I received which I thought was worth sharing with some easter eggs in Microsoft's application. Try them out and see it for yourself.


MAGIC #1

An Indian discovered that nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the

Computer which can be named as "CON". This is something pretty

Cool...and
Unbelievable.... At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn't answer why this

happened!

TRY IT NOW ,IT WILL NOT CREATE " CON " FOLDER

MAGIC #2

For those of you using Windows, do the following:

1.) Open an empty notepad file

2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)

3.) Save it as whatever you want.

4.) Close it, and re-open it.

is it just a really weird bug? :-??


MAGIC #3

Microsoft crazy facts

This is something pretty cool and neat...and unbelievable...

At
Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn't answer why this happened!

It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself...

Open Microsoft Word and type


=rand (200, 99)

And then press ENTER

Then see the magic...............................

3 comments:

naaman said...

hey there... thats cool man~~ sure that is not a bug or somee kind of virus?? haha..

Anthony Aykut said...

Hey,

Well I have some theories for you :)

(1) This is an old DOS restriction; I know as I have been using DOS since 1.0 (yep, getting old). CON is a restricted word, short for CONsole (the screen) ... and was used 'in the good ole text based console days', for example, to copy the screen contents to a text file, eg:

copy con test.txt

So this makes sense, kind of.

(2) This is in fact a bug :

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/bush-hid-the-facts-notepad.html

(3) This one is just cute :)

Regards,
Anthony

Anthony Aykut said...

Oh hang on, the following article from Micro$oft has a take on #3 :) :) (also courtesy of the Hoax Slayer website):
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B212251