If only … but it’s that time again April 1st
If you’ve not seen these before then here are a few ‘pranks’ that you can play on colleagues – they’ll love you for it (or maybe someone will play these on you!).
1.Install the Blue Screen of Death Screensaver
Make your co-worker think their PC crashed when they get back from lunch. TheBSOD ("Blue Screen of Death") screensaver is a free download from Microsoft (ironically.)
2. Fake a Desktop with Screenshot Wallpaper
Take a screenshot of their current desktop, then set it as the desktop wallpaper. Hide the actual taskbar and disable desktop icons (right-click the desktop and choose "Arrange Icons By" and uncheck "Show Desktop Icons.") When your victim returns to the computer, watch the futile clicking begin.
3. Schedule a Phone Call with a Text-to-Speech Message from Wakerupper.com
Wake up calls aren’t just for the a.m., you know. Pop your victim’s phone number, a time, and a custom message into Wakerupper.com, a free wakeup call service, and they’ll get a call with the message read Silicon Sally text-to-speech style back to them. – Update – the service is discontinued for April fools day.
4. Message Co-Workers with NET SEND
If you know your co-workers’ IP address, you can ‘net send’ them very official-looking alert messages on any computer, the syntax is:
net send computername message
Here’s more on how to use net send.
5. "Break" Your Victim’s LCD Screen with Wallpaper
Want to put a crack into that shiny new widescreen monitor? Download the broken LCD desktop wallpaper.
6. Customize the Laser Printer’s Console Message