- April Fool's Day- for the most part- is not a capitalistic marketing event like some of the other "holidays". So, why does everyone go out of their way to trick and confuse each other on the 1st day of April each year?
- Since the dawn of time, geeks have been playing harmless pranks on their beloved (but unsuspecting) associates, and it's up to all of us to carry the torch forward. On the eve of April Fools' Day, when you've got local network access to your coworkers' and family systems, cubicles just crying out to be filled with packing peanuts, and webapps that can do all sorts of things automatically, there's no better time to baffle, confuse, perplex, and just plain mess with your loved ones and associates. Hit the jump for our top 6 favorite harmless geek pranks, just in time to get your prankster pistons firing for tomorrow.
Make fun of your desktop! !
- With this software you can play with your Windows desktop. You can chop it, cut it, shoot to pieces, repaint or stamp it. Or you can put termites on it and after that chase them. The fun goes on and one with this fun desktop game.
Send E-Mail or SmS To anyone Anonymously! !
- SharpMail is a website for sending anonymous, spoof email or SMS Text messages. Over 8 years service, a site you can trust!
Vista Upgrade Prank! !
- The Vista Upgrade Prank starts by emulating the Windows Update service screen. Clicking the install or cancel button closes the update service window and appears to initiate the Vista Upgrade Advisor. This Upgrade Advisor scan the system (actually does nothing) to ensure the computer is ready to upgrade to Vista. If you click the Cancel button, it disables itself. You are unable to close the screen or stop the progress (don't worry, its harmless). The Upgrade Advisor completes within 15 seconds or so and then informs the user their computer is able to run Windows Vista. Yippee! Here is where the fun begins. After the Upgrade Advisor our Vista Upgrade Prank will initiate a 'fake' Upgrade to Vista. This part includes many flashy icons and flavor text about the joys of upgrading to Vista. The user can click next or wait a few seconds and the upgrade to Vista simulation begins. Again, clicking cancel will do nothing, the process runs until the progress bar is complete (this process does nothing either). After 30 seconds or so the fake upgrader shows that the upgrade was successful and allows the user to close the upgrade program.
- Upon closing the upgrade a full screen Vista logo appears with the Vista startup sound making it appear as though the system is running Vista. After some load time the user is presented with a Mac OS X desktop with a little bit of Windows flavor. After all, the visual features in Vista already exists in Mac OS X - right? Double-clicking the desktop or clicking 5 times will close the fake Vista desktop and the gag program will exit. An awesome prank for the workplace.
Dirty Mouse Prank! !
- Dirty Mouse is a desktop prank that simulates the mouse ball is dirty. How many times have you tried to move your mouse and it does not move? Most people remove the mouse ball to ensure that it is clean and there is nothing preventing the mouse from working properly. Dirty Mouse will drive your friends insane! Download our free Dirty Mouse prank and watch it fake you out.
- Fake Format mirrors the Windows "Format" functionality. Once the program is started, no matter which buttons are chosen, the program simulates formatting the specificed drive. The user is unable to stop, interrupt, or cancel this format. Once the fake formatting is complete, the standard Windows format summary appears. Upon closing this summary screen the program can be exited.
Fake a Desktop with Screenshot Wallpaper! !
- Freak out your co-worker or family member by faking out their Windows desktop with an unclickable facade: Take a screenshot of their current desktop, then set it as the desktop wallpaper. Hide the actual taskbar and disable desktop icons (right-click the desktop and choose "Arrange Icons By" and uncheck "Show Desktop Icons.") When your victim returns to the computer, watch the futile clicking begin.