The Dirtiest Trick of All

You want to stop the heart of your tech team or project managers? Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open your crucial, behind, and ultimately doomed Web project in your Web browser.
  2. Type the following into your Web browser’s address bar:

    javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.images; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5;*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0);

  3. Press ENTER.
  4. The images on the page will start to swirl. Set focus to the Web browser’s address bar.
  5. Retype the URL of the doomed project, but do not press ENTER or click Go (that would reload the page without the JavaScript running.
  6. Walk away from your desk knowing that will display until the screensaver kicks on.

Ah, yes. A wayward project manager wandered over and caught sight of it, almost entering a state of hyperventilation as she summoned the complete tech team to her aid to discover what was going on.

I only wish I could have been there to see it, but I was away from my desk.

If nothing else, it should teach lessons in shoulder-surfing QA.

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