I had one co-worker that everyone picks on because this poor soul makes it too easy not to pick on him. He works in my department so he does have an understanding of computers but is sometimes too short fused to actually do any troubleshooting(he is a reporting guy). Well last thursday, this guy felt the need to make some changes to a sql script when I left my PC unlocked. So I decided to put a bat file in his startup folder that uses the shutdown command to reboot his PC. After 5 or 6 reboots and a few unmentionable words being thrown about, he went to get the help desk support guy. While he was away, I removed the bat file, allowed him to succesfully login in front of the Help desk guy and promptly replaced the file. Nothing huge but well worth the entertainment for me and the rest of my co-workers.
What types of computer pranks have you guys done to your co-workers?
Remove the ball from the mouse...or change the mouse to be left handed...
I never leave my pc unlocked...never
One co-worker a couple of years ago had a mouse driver that allowed you to change the Up, down, left, right by dragging a box upward. I turned his mouse in a weird direction and set that as the up direction.
Not my handy work but a friend of mine found a screensaver that looked like the format screen for NT. We worked in a place where there was a window you can look into to see the screens for the server farm. Need to say our manager about had a heart attack the first time he saw it.
i've been a victim and have also victimized. What's a lot of fun is to pull all the keys of the keyboard (after remapping it first) and then randomly putting them back.
Another time we set the default beep to be a wav file of some women screaming (as in the shower scene in Psycho) and cranked the volume up all the way on the speakers. We had to scrape the boss off the ceiling. Those were the fun days....
oldie but a goodie - an OK box that runs away from the mouse pointer.
Another time I had a payroll dept continually submitting the wrong job - so I added about 20 levels of slightly differing 'Are you sure' prompts, with the very alst one being a No answer. They laughed themselves silly. Then they called my boss - who also thought it was pretty good and told me to never ever, under any cirumstances, do something like that again. So I superglued his coffecup to the table. hee hee.