The rich fantasy life of Google Chrome

Then again, it’s more science-fictional than fantasy. I found this photo of the fake “Blue Screen of Death” Easter Egg in Chrome over at Doug Ross’s place. One of the first things I noticed was that the filenames are faked, and many of the ones that aren’t puns (serial/cereal, for example) are references to science fiction (HeartAu, rdaneel, and wntrmute among them) or popular culture. Some are even dual-reference – “bowser” can be considered a pun on “browser,” and also associates with “shanana.”

There’s also a disclaimer hidden in the hexdump, which you can decipher yourself, or drill down into the link chain to find. Be careful, though, and remember: Cape does not enable wearer to fly.

Chrome fake BSOD

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