Karim Lalani CSC 540 Easter Eggs Definition : Easter eggs are undocumented software codes that are intended to execute when the user performs a certain set of tasks. They are called Easter Eggs because they are hidden as they are undocumented and there is no official mention. Easter Eggs
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“The old emails in your Inbox are probably wasting more space than those Eggs.” (Easter Eggs Archive)
/usr/src/linux/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_limit.c: * Alexey is a f***ing genius?
/usr/src/linux/fs/isofs/inode.c: * Some dipsh*t decided to store some other bit of information
/usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/aha152x.c: * first "d*mn thing doesn't work" version
/usr/src/linux/lib/vsprintf.c: * Wirzenius wrote this portably, Torvalds f***ed it up :-)
/usr/src/linux/net/core/netfilter.c: /* James M doesn't say f*** enough. */
/usr/src/linux/drivers/net/sunhme.c:/* Only Sun can take such nice parts and f*** up the programming interface
“WhilE they are funny and entertAining, their effectS may be adverse to the compuTer's sEcurity. Since they aRe unanticipatEd by both software firms and end users, their absence in softwares does not make anyone any worse off. The question to ask is that would you risk your computer's security for an unexpected comic relief (easter eGGs) hidden in your computer applications.” -Karim Lalani
1. Creating Passionate Users bloggers
2. The Easter Egg Archive
3. The Microsoft Blog