Check Out the Geeky Easter Eggs in this Beautiful Basket

My colleague, Jesper gathered a couple of pretty neat and geeky Easter eggs for me.

You might know them already, but I sure didn’t. Now, I know how to add dummy text in word, play God with my Windows folders, or how to roll a die or flip a coin with Google. A few were lost on me though, as I am not a very savvy gamer…

See if you get a new quick fix or just a giggle in this geeky basket of Easter eggs.

Easter Egg in Microsoft Word for Dummy Text

In need of some “Lorem ipsum”?

Place your curser on an empty line, type ‘=rand()’ and press ‘Enter’. Dummy text appears in the form of five sections of three lines.

In need of a specific number of paragraphs and lines? Just add your specifications like this: =rand(2,1).

You can do the same by typing ‘=lorem ()’ or ‘=rand.old()’.

Play God with Your Windows Folders

Playing God might be a bit on the heavy side for this one, but Windows’ own name for the feature really calls for it. If you are confused about Windows’ control panel set-up, you can make life a little easier by gathering all control panel functions in one place with this little gem of a feature.

Create a new folder wherever you like, and give it a name that has meaning to you. Ad this line of text after the name:

{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and press ‘Enter’.

These magic digits turn your folder into a shortcut for the complete suite of control panel functions.

Google Oldies but Goodies

The Google team has always been generous with Easter eggs and other humorous little features. A few classics you should try to type into your search engine, if you haven’t already, are:

  • “Do a barrel roll”
  • “Google in 1998”
  • “Zerg rush”
  • “Flip a coin” or “roll a die”
  • “The answer to life the universe and everything”

I’ll just leave you to it.

Easter Eggs for the Gamers

In honor of our recently held Mjølner LAN tournament, Jesper digged out Easter eggs in two of the games played by the 20 enthusiastic colleagues and friends on March 3rd.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

In CS: GO there are some references to another popular Mjølner LAN game, Left 4 Dead 2. Several maps are very similar and rumors in the gaming community suggest the overlap is due to assets recycling by producers Valve, reusing maps and models across the two games.

Some examples of very similar maps across the two games are:

Another neat little Easter egg between the two popular games is this one.

In the CS: GO map cs_assault, you can find a tunnel to Riverside; a city in the Left 4 Dead 2 campaign Death Toll. If you look long enough you will find the same tunnel in Left 4 Dead 2.

Overwatch

Many of the characters in the game Overwatch by Blizzard say one-liners that reference pop-culture. movies and other games. Here’s a few examples:

  • Gunslinger and vigilante, McCree: “I’m not good, not bad, but I sure as hell ain’t ugly” – referencing the all-time Western classic The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from 1966.
  • The deadly assassin, Reaper: “If it lives, I can kill it” – a reference to the modern action classic Predator from 1987 were Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, Dutch says “If it bleeds, I can kill it”.

You’ll find another enjoyable feature in Overwatch if you step outside the arcade in the map Hanamura. Here you’ll find a large specimen of the Murloc-family, a creature from the World of WarCraft universe, promoting a ramen noodle restaurant. If you shoot at it, you’ll hear the characteristic sound of a Murloc.

Happy Easter 🙂

I hope you enjoyed our little tour of digital easter eggs. Big thanks to, Jesper, and happy Easter to you all!