10<br />Install the Blue Screen of Death Screensaver<br />
Make your co-worker think their PC crashed when they get back from lunch. The BSOD ("Blue Screen of Death") screensaver is a free download from Microsoft (ironically):<br />http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897558.aspx<br />For other operating system "support," check out the Linux BSOD 'saver with support for Apple, Windows, and Linux crash screens:<br />http://www.linuxcommand.org/man_pages/bsod1.html<br />
9<br />Fake a Desktop with Screenshot Wallpaper<br />
8<br />Schedule a Phone Call with a Text-to-Speech Message from Wakerupper.com<br />
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.<br />
7<br />Fill an Office with Packing Peanuts (Or Make It Look That Way) <br />
Take a sheet or large strips of paper and tape them about 4 inches down from the top edges of the cubicle walls. You want to create a “roof” inside the cubicle, which you then cover with packing peanuts. Do the same for the entryway, add a layer of plastic wrap and fill in between with peanuts.<br />
6<br />Remote Control Your Co-Workers' Computer with VNC<br />
How would it feel to have your mouse taken over by a ghost and do things on your computer you never intended while you watched? You can inflict this feeling of utter confusion on your victim using VNC, a computer remote control protocol. You'll need to install the VNC server on your victim's computer first, and have their IP address, so this one will work best in the office when you're on the same network.<br />For Windows: http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html<br />For Mac:<br />http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html<br />
5<br />Message Co-Workers with NET SEND<br />
Hidden in the depths of the Windows command line is a nifty little utility called Net Send, which pops up very official-looking alert messages on any computer you send them to. If you know your co-workers' IP address, you can net send them goofy messages like: “Microsoft has detected that you have a small penis. Please consider upgrading for better performance.” Refer to<br />http://www.cezeo.com/tips-and-tricks/net-send-command/<br />
4<br />"Break" Your Victim's LCD Screen with Wallpaper. <br />
Want to put a crack into that shiny new widescreen monitor? Google and download a broken LCD desktop wallpaper, set it as your victim's desktop wallpaper and hide the taskbar and icons.<br />
3<br />Hijack Firefox with the Total Confusion Pack Extension (Enabled on April 1st Only)<br />
Your victim use Firefox? Install the "Total Confusion Pack" Firefox extension, which enables the following "features" on April 1st only:<br /><ul><li>Rick Rollr: Switch out 2% of the video clips your victim watches with the infamous Rick Astley video.
The Devil's Inbox: Make the number of unread email in your victim's Gmail inbox exactly 666.
Highs and Lows/Sarcarsm Enhancer/For real: Add LOL, *sigh*, "for real," "Whatever" and various other commentary to web page text.
Watch it: Make it look as if the page was loading forever.</li></ul>Google “Firefox Pranks” to find them!<br />
2<br />Customize the Office HP Printer's Console Message<br />
Baffle your coworkers with an "Insert Coin" message on the office printer using the HP Printer Job Language (HPPJL) command set.<br />The guide:<br />http://kovaya.com/miscellany/2007/10/insert-coin.html<br />
If your office or housemates all use the same Wi-Fi network and you've got some network admin skills, run the web traffic to their computers through custom scripts that turn images upside down, blur them, or redirect all web page requests to kittenwar.com. This is the most difficult trick in the list to implement, but it's pretty clever.<br />Guide:<br />http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html<br />