A little project for half term
Every now and again we get asked to help out with what i would call "the fun little jobs that make everything worthwhile" One of the admin staff (here-on known as S) asked if we could help her get her own back on a couple of the other admin staff (here-on known as E & A).
Whenever S leaves her desk, E & A have been pressing the Calculator shortcut key on S's keyboard many times opening multiple instances of Calculator. Since S likes her shiny new multimedia keyboard, swapping isn't an option and besides, us techies can be far more inventive than that. This also gives us the opportunity to flex our coding skills.
The final solution has been to replace the original calc.exe with a new calc.exe of our own devising (the original has been renamed to calculator.exe just in case S actually needs it in future)
Now when the Calculator key is pressed it opens a message box stating "Format C: Drive. All data will be deleted! Are you sure you wish to Format the C: Drive?", with Yes and No buttons. Whichever button is pressed a new message box opens and displays a green progress bar that looks like itís deleting the files. They canít close or stop this and it takes about a minute to fill the bar giving them plenty of time to panic. And for the piece de resistance, when the progress gets to 100%, a scary picture pops up and plays a scary laugh, which just comes back on if they close it.
I don't think i've ever been so excited for the new term to start!