Top Ten Harmless Geek Pranks

April Fool’s Day, the official internet holiday, is long past.
But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.
For most of us, a well-done, harmless prank is a day lightener, whether it happens to us, or one of our coworkers.
Life is tough sometimes. We all need a good laugh.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is Top 10 Harmless Geek Pranks.
I’ll review a couple of them. What puts fear into the heart of any Windows user? Why, the Blue Screen of Death (bsod), of course. Downloading and installing the bsod screensaver will cause much salty language to be spouted into the air when your coworker returns from a break.

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Cleaning Your Registry


I had a nightmare with my computer this past weekend. I was surfing the net, got an error from one site I visited, but didn’t think anything about it. When I finished with my computer for the day, I turned it off, and it shut down normally. But when I turned it on the next day, I got the infamous “Windows has encountered an error and needs to shut down” error. I got this while I was booting to Windows, so what I wound up with was a blue screen with a cursor (not a Blue Screen of Death, just a desktop with no icons). To make a long story short, I was able to recover thanks to the Windows Restore function. But in looking back at what happened, I realize there was a time bomb in my computer waiting to go off. If I had installed and used the subject of today’s Family First Site, this might not have happened to me.

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