Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) Install - Easter Egg? - Jon Galloway

Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) Install - Easter Egg?

Exactly one week ago, I was testing something that required me to install the old Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) on a virtual machine. I got part way through the install when a bizarre set of circumstances led to my accidentally sitting on the keyboard. A bunch of buttons got pressed in some random order, and all of a sudden the screen switched to this:

Visual Studio 2008 - Easter Egg

After a few seconds, it went back to the normal install screens with Mr. Tiny Face.

Visual Studio 2008 - Mr. Tiny Face

I was able to grab a screenshot of the first screen with TimeSnapper, but for the life of me I can't figure out what the keystroke combination was that made it show. I've tried sitting on my keyboard, bashing random keys, and even looking at the executable resources. After a week of trying, I'm giving up - I just can't get it to show up again. Maybe it was keyed to the date, somehow?

I'm glad I've at least got that screenshot, or no one would believe this. You believe me, don't you?

Published Tuesday, April 8, 2008 11:10 PM by Jon Galloway
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Comments

# re: Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) Install - Easter Egg?

Haha.

The first one is fantastic, they should actually use that.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 3:23 AM by Herman

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I'd heard that Rick Astley was a kick-ass VB programmer. ;-)

I have nightmares about Mr Tiny Face.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:13 AM by Dave

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I believe you Jon - thousands wouldnt but I believe you <g>

I like that - just as well you got a screen shot lol

G

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:56 AM by gsuttie2002

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Mr Tiny Face!! No! The eyes they burn!

Seriously though, who knew MS was into Rick Rolling? :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:02 AM by Kieran Benton

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I believe...!

Mr Tiny Face looks like he was PhotoShopped.

By the way, I got Rick Rolled when joining Viddler.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:15 AM by Rick van den Bosch

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The Mr Tiny Face comment just made a grown man cry with laughter!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 6:25 AM by Remmus

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too funny! Mr Tiny Face lol!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 8:00 AM by juan

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Time Delayed April Fool's? The Mr. Tiny face comment is great.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 11:12 AM by Kevin Radcliffe

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i believe you because i have blind faith in the interwebz.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 11:19 AM by Darren Kopp

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A week late aren't we? :)By the way I cracked at the "[VS] will never do any of the following..."

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 12:04 PM by Dejan

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april's fool was over a week ago...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 2:15 PM by Eber Irigoyen

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Jon, you spend too much time with installers. Visit the big blue room, eh?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:26 PM by Wyatt Barnett

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Nope, you're full of it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 5:58 PM by Josh Stodola

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hehe this is not April's Fool, it's more like Meta April's Fool, or April's Fool on Reflector...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 9:39 AM by Frederico Pinto

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Oh my god! Please save me from Mr Tiny Face!

Really: is that easter egg real? O_O

Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:32 AM by espectalll123

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Hahaha

Its really difficult to believe! hahaha

Sunday, March 24, 2013 2:25 PM by Marcos Paulo