Masbad: Easter eggs

HAPPY Easter everyone!

I sure hope you’ve risen above whatever troubles you’ve had over the weekend. And if there were no troubles, I pray that the good things increased a hundred fold for you and your family.

And in keeping with the season, I got you a list of some of the most awesome Easter eggs hidden in technology. These are just some of my own faves as listed by Stuff. You can find the entire list in this article.

Apple’s Mighty Mouse

The red LED emitter beneath Apple’s wired Mac mouse harbors a sly secret. Hold the mouse above your desk and the glow it casts will reveal its mystery: an image of a mouse’s head.

OS X Tetris

As we said, Tetris gets everywhere. If you're still running an OS X Mac open Finder, go to Applications and then Utilities. Open Terminal, type "emacs" and press Return. Press "Esc" and "X" together, then type "tetris." This is just one of Terminal’s many hidden treats -- replacing "tetris" with "pong" or "snake" will give you the retro games, while typing "doctor" takes you to a virtual pyschotherapist.

Facebook pirates

On your Facebook home screen, head into the settings menu at the top-right of the page and click on the language option. Alongside the usual UK and US versions of English, you can opt for pirate and upside-down dialects. Shiver me timbers!

Google Atari Breakout

Head over to Google Images and search for "Atari Breakout" for an instant bit of retro gaming fun.

Google Zerg rush

Searching for "zerg rush" in Google will result in a bunch of pesky ‘O’s invading the page and killing off all of the search results. You can kill them off by shooting them with the mouse cursor, but you’ll soon be overwhelmed -- just like you would have been by an onslaught of Zerg enemies in StarCraft, where the term originated.

There are tons more out there. Even movies and TV shows contain Easter eggs. It’s all about being eagle eyed about it. Some are there hidden in plain sight while some are actually hidden.

Good luck on your Easter egg hunts!


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