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April fools!

Yesterday I successfully perpetrated an April Fools Day prank in my office. Last week I wrote a little javascript file that makes links, buttons, images, etc. on a webpage go skittering away from your mouse whenever you try to move the mouse over them. It was pretty great! Then yesterday morning I set it up on our company's admin site, so that it only loaded for computers in the office, and only randomly on about 1 in 8 page loads.

At one point in the day, I heard my boss exclaim in surprise about his browser doing something wacky. That was the last I heard about it until later in the afternoon. Then I heard that one of the support guys had been surprised by it a few times and kept rebooting his computer every time it happened, which was pretty funny. But the best part was that he did some client training in our conference room later and it happened then too, and the client thought it was really funny. I had forgotten to exclude the conference room computer! I'm glad our clients generally have good senses of humor.

Apparently my boss and the company president encountered it at least once while discussing things too, and then eventually I confessed and people were impressed. It was quite a neat little effect, and everyone enjoyed it.

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westwardho
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Ha!

Very nice.

You would so get crucified for that at my office.
rfreebern
Apr. 3rd, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
I got lucky with the client thing, really. I tried really hard to make sure it wouldn't affect anyone outside of the office, and totally forgot that occasionally clients come in and use computers at the office. Phew!

It's really nice having a laid-back work environment.
primless
Apr. 3rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
hahaha, that's awesome!
allypopsicle
Apr. 3rd, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Genius! That sounds so funny, I wish I could have seen it..
I'm glad they enjoyed it.
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