|Go into MS Word or similar program on co-worker's
computer, and add an entry to the AutoCorrect feature. This is a very
simple prank that will send the novice user into frenzy. Configure
the AutoCorrect option to replace the word "the" with the
phrase "you suck!" They will usually panic and start scanning
Take clear tape and tape the underside of the mouse. Make sure
you take the sticky end of the tape and apply it to the bottom of
the mouse so it locks the ball in place. The victim will most likely
check the connections in the back, reinstall drivers, reboot, etc.
before they realize what has happened.
Another gem is to do a "Print Screen" of the user's desktop,
and then paste the image from the clipboard to a photo program,
and save the image as a bitmap. Then, set the 'snapshot' of their
desktop as the actual desktop wallpaper. (You'll have to hide the
Windows status bar, and move all their desktop icons into a folder,
which you can hide conspicuously in the corner or something.) The
user will see their desktop as always, but everything on it will
appear to be frozen when they try to click on it...sending them
into a rebooting and virus scanning fit!
This will mostly only work with people with very little PC knowledge.
Stick in a floppy in their floppy drive. They will be unable to
boot up windows until the disk is out. This is fun to watch.
Try to find a very obnoxious CD laying around. Preferably a reggae
or rap CD. Pop it in their CD ROM. Put up the sound full blast by
double clicking on the volume control on the bottom right. On normal
configurations the audio CD will auto-play when windows first starts
up. The person starting up their PC in the morning will definitely
This is for that special person you just cant stand in the office,
the one who talks on the phone all day with their boyfriend/girlfriend
and gets personal e-mail all day. Go into their e-mail and change
their defaults to automatically "blind carbon copy" their
boss or supervisor. Heads will roll!
Change the coffee in the office coffee maker to decafe. Wait about
three weeks (or until you think everybody has gotten over their
caffeine addiction)and switch to espresso!
Try "password securing" someone's screen saver. First
I suggest changing the screen saver to "scrolling marque"
and inserting your own word or phrase, "Mr. Jones (president
or supervisor) eats SHlT" or something to that effect.
Pop out the 'm' and 'n' key on someone's keyboard and reverse the
two. Any flat tool will work. Just pry it with little pressure and
they will easily come right off. Then just sit back and watch the
With someone who is on the phone a lot during work - This works
if you have phones that the handset comes apart. Take the handset
apart and put scotch tape over the mouthpiece inside. They can still
be heard, but they have to talk loud to be heard. The next day take
it off, and put it in the earpiece. Usually they will be yelling
to the other person on the line the next day, and won't be able
to hear them. When they complain about the phone, and get a replacement,
do it on the next phone. After about a week you will notice the
calls to be down considerably.
Depending where you are at you may have a cafeteria in you place
of work. Every week most of them put out a menu so you know what
they are serving. Usually it is done on Word or Excel, and not extremely
fancy. With a little work, matching fonts, and images you can make
your own menus, and post them by your desk. We had one co-worker
avoid the cafeteria for 2 weeks because of the selection "fish
head stew" etc. before he caught on. Works great with picky