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I've Found A COOKIE!!!!!!!!!!
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Metzen
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Sep 18, 2001, 07:18 AM
 
Yes, folks, I've found a cookie, in MacOS X.

The only previous cookie I remember seeing is DP3's alt-ctrl-del cookie, but this one is different...

if you type in the terminal:

pico /usr/standalone/ppc/bootx.bootinfo

You are presented with 3 ASCII logo's of MacOS X, the 3rd one being blank.

cool?
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Sep 18, 2001, 07:47 AM
 
I think you mean "Easter Egg".

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Sep 18, 2001, 07:49 AM
 
Wow...very geek-cool...

btw: that's an "Easter Egg" - you might want to change the thread title.

"Cookies" are the little snippets web sites store on your hard disk to track your actions on the web.

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Sep 18, 2001, 08:50 AM
 
I hate to break this to you but that isnt an easter egg, its just the badge icon that appears when you hold down Option at startup. that has been there since OS X Server.

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Sep 18, 2001, 08:52 AM
 
Originally posted by Metzen:
<STRONG>Yes, folks, I've found a cookie, in MacOS X.
</STRONG>
*lol*

surf the internet using OS X, and you stumble over cookies all the time

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Sep 18, 2001, 08:53 AM
 
Actually, considering where it is and what it is, my guess is that it's not actually an easter egg. Those are labled as OS badge icons. I would expect that is the icon that shows up over the image of a hard drive when you boot into the boot loader by holding down the option key.
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Sep 18, 2001, 09:24 AM
 
Ouch, that's gotta hurt. Not only wasn't it a cookie, it wasn't even an easter egg.
     
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Sep 18, 2001, 05:11 PM
 
Yes, those are the icons used by the graphical boot-chooser utility you get by holding down option on startup on Core99 & newer Macs. They also exist on OS 8 & 9 in the Mac OS ROM file.

The first one is the normal icon, the second is the selected version, and the third is a mask. You can edit them by removing the newline characters and pasting the raw data into an 'ics8' resource.

Keep looking around and you'll find the "happy Mac" startup icon buried in an OS X file somewhere. I had fun replacing that with a NeXT logo on one of my Public Beta machines last fall.
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Sep 18, 2001, 11:24 PM
 
Originally posted by Rickster:
<STRONG>Yes, those are the icons used by the graphical boot-chooser utility you get by holding down option on startup on Core99 & newer Macs. They also exist on OS 8 & 9 in the Mac OS ROM file.

The first one is the normal icon, the second is the selected version, and the third is a mask. You can edit them by removing the newline characters and pasting the raw data into an 'ics8' resource.

Keep looking around and you'll find the "happy Mac" startup icon buried in an OS X file somewhere. I had fun replacing that with a NeXT logo on one of my Public Beta machines last fall. </STRONG>
So, er, like, where's that evil spinning rainbow cursor o' death hidden? .
     
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Sep 19, 2001, 01:09 AM
 
Hey look! I found a Wookie!


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Sep 19, 2001, 01:14 AM
 
Now, here's the closest thing to an easter egg in OS X that I could find:
This is what happens when you type control-alt-delete:



Note: This did not appear after DP4.
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Sep 19, 2001, 01:17 AM
 
Originally posted by Scrod:
<STRONG>Now, here's the closest thing to an easter egg in OS X that I could find:
This is what happens when you type control-alt-delete:
</STRONG>
You mind posting a bigger image?

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Sep 19, 2001, 01:38 AM
 
Originally posted by Workers Comp Wampa:
<STRONG>

You mind posting a bigger image? </STRONG>


[Tut tut - get the image here]

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Gee4orce ]


Edit: Darn moderators! Foiled again!

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: Scrod ]
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Sep 19, 2001, 02:26 AM
 
I just want to let scrod and the rest know, that I, for one, think this is the best thread I've seen in two years. I just don't know how it could get any better. It is a thing of beauty.
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Sep 19, 2001, 08:47 AM
 
@Rickster,
I'd like to blow this startup image too, but how to get it to an ics8 resource?

thank you
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Sep 19, 2001, 05:32 PM
 
So, er, like, where's that evil spinning rainbow cursor o' death hidden?
Sorry, I haven't found it yet. Besides, is the appearance of the spinning rainbow cursor really what you find "evil"? Or is it the fact that you see it so much?

I'd like to blow this startup image too, but how to get it to an ics8 resource?
To get the OS-BADGE-ICONS into ics8 format, copy a square "ascii picture" into something like BBEdit so you can strip the return/newline characters out, then paste all 512 characters into an ics8 resource in something like ResEdit or Resorceror. (You'll have to edit the ics8 resource "as Hex" instead of using the graphical editor in order to paste in the raw hex data.) When you're done editing it, view the resource as hex again, copy it out, in put a newline after every 32 characters, and paste it back into the file you got it from.
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Sep 19, 2001, 10:40 PM
 
Originally posted by Workers Comp Wampa:
<STRONG>Hey look! I found a Wookie!
</STRONG>
"I bent my Wookie."
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Sep 20, 2001, 01:11 AM
 
To get the OS-BADGE-ICONS into ics8 format, copy a square "ascii picture" into something like BBEdit so you can strip the return/newline characters out, then paste all 512 characters into an ics8 resource in something like ResEdit or Resorceror. (You'll have to edit the ics8 resource "as Hex" instead of using the graphical editor in order to paste in the raw hex data.) When you're done editing it, view the resource as hex again, copy it out, in put a newline after every 32 characters, and paste it back into the file you got it from.
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