Here the other day while my two colleagues where out, I
got an idea for a practical joke
. We work with user
and PC repair
. Like any good(?) IT
all our PCs are permanently
open(Well, if we are going to
hack the PC every day or so it might as well be open...).
Anyway, I took a screen grab
on our internet PC
and modified it with weird
s and put it up in full screen. Then I took a jumper
and put it on the 'keylock' pins on the mother board
blocking the keyboard
and the mouse
. And went to lunch,
were I meet the other two.
When we came back, they noticed
the strange picture
. They tried
the mouse and the keyboard. When that didn't help they
rebooted, to no use. Next one of them checked the keyboard
connectors, finding nothing wrong he pulled it out and put it
in again. This was when the other one saw that the lights on
the keyboard flashed once, as it was plugged in(The keyboard's
starting up). He thought this meant the keyboard
only worked that second
(and then was powered down).
So he told the other one to plug
it in and out continuously
while he pressed the enter
as fast as he could...
At this time I just couldn't take any more and started laughing..
So they told me to fix it, if it was so simple...
I just pulled the jumper and normality
Afterwards they too thought it was a good joke.