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Re: [vox-tech] a funny thing...

This may explain the fish--apparently she is named "Wanda!"

On 25 May 2001 15:25:44 -0700, George wrote:
> On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 06:50:54PM -0500, Steve Fox wrote:
> > Twice now since I've been using GNOME 1.4 I've had Wanda the Fish go
> > floating across my desktop for no apparent reason. She goes across all
> > workspaces, and no extra process shows up in 'ps' either. Therefore, I'm
> > thinking that this is an easter egg in the panel or something.
> Tsk tsk tsk, how come people always first think of the panel when there are
> easter eggs.
> > Anyone care to fill me in how in the world Wanda gets triggered?
> Perhaps it doesn't ...

Aha! I think I have found it!

static gboolean
check_screen_timeout (gpointer data)
    if (((rand () >> 3) % 4000) == 666) {
        check_screen ();
    return TRUE;

and check_screen is indeed an "incredibly evil function" ;)

Am I right? (I'm just starting to hack on GNOME stuff, so sorry if I'm
giddy :)


Steve Fox


At 01:00 PM 11/28/2001, you wrote:
it's a hidden secret placed by the application's programmer.

> Micah Cowan wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 09:18:11AM -0800, Aaron King wrote:
> > > Strange thing just happened.  I was working at my computer (Mandrake
> > > 8.1, Gnome, Sawfish 1.0, some KDE apps running) when a small
> > > fish swam across the screen. 

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