[hcs-d] Make me a sandwich

Lila Fontes fontes at post.harvard.edu
Thu May 21 11:39:30 EDT 2009


YES!  Please.  As a current PhD student pining after some really great CS
pranks, I officially condone the actions described below.

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Zak Stone <zstone at gmail.com> wrote:

> For those with idle hands: the Quincy dining hall has a very large
> flat panel display in the serving area that typically shows a
> slideshow from HUDS. Curiously enough, the machine that drives it is
> attached to the wall in the drinks area and is accessible 24/7. I
> guess they assume that no one will show up in the middle of the night
> with a monitor and keyboard, reboot the machine from a USB stick, and
> alter the slideshow a little for the next day. And I imagine it would
> be impossible to set up network control of the machine for future use.
>
> Zak
>
>
> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Joshua Kroll <jkroll at fas.harvard.edu>
> wrote:
> > Project: I would like to build the XKCD virus farm
> > (http://xkcd.com/350/) using the giant televison monitor on the wall
> > in the HCS office and a cluster of Windows virtual machines running on
> > the office rack. I will have very little to do starting May 20 and I
> > do not graduate until June 4. People who have interest in this and who
> > will still be here then should join me.
> >
> > Josh
> >
> > On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Joe Zimmerman <joe at hcs.harvard.edu>
> wrote:
> >> Clearly this should be special-cased into the HCS make binary. Project!
> >>
> >> Vivek Sant wrote:
> >>> YES!!!
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Greg Brockman
> >>> <gregory.brockman at gmail.com <mailto:gregory.brockman at gmail.com>>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>     Hilarious.
> >>>
> >>>     On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Andy Brody <
> abrody at hcs.harvard.edu
> >>>     <mailto:abrody at hcs.harvard.edu>> wrote:
> >>>      > See attached.
> >>>      >
> >>>      > # Sandwich Makefile
> >>>      > # makes you a sandwich if you ask nicely
> >>>      > #
> >>>      > # Andy Brody
> >>>      > # 2009
> >>>      > #
> >>>      > # Many thanks to xkcd #149
> >>>      > #
> >>>      >
> >>>      > define SANDWICH
> >>>      > echo 'Okay.'
> >>>      > echo '                    _.---._'
> >>>      > echo '                _.-~       ~-._'
> >>>      > echo '            _.-~               ~-._'
> >>>      > echo '        _.-~                       ~---._'
> >>>      > echo '    _.-~                                 ~\'
> >>>      > echo ' .-~                                    _.;'
> >>>      > echo ' :-._                               _.-~ ./'
> >>>      > echo ' `-._~-._                   _..__.-~ _.-~'
> >>>      > echo '  /  ~-._~-._              / .__..--~----._'
> >>>      > echo ' \_____(_;-._\.        _.-~_/       ~).. . \'
> >>>      > echo '    /(_____  \`--...--~_.-~______..-+_______)'
> >>>      > echo '  .(_________/`--...--~/    _/           /\'
> >>>      > echo ' /-._     \_     (___./_..-~__.....__..-~./'
> >>>      > echo ' `-._~-._   ~\--------~  .-~_..__.-~ _.-~'
> >>>      > echo '     ~-._~-._ ~---------`  / .__..--~'
> >>>      > echo '         ~-._\.        _.-~_/'
> >>>      > echo '             \`--...--~_.-~'
> >>>      > echo '              `--...--~'
> >>>      > endef
> >>>      >
> >>>      > ifeq ($(shell id -u),0)
> >>>      >        cmd=$(SANDWICH)
> >>>      > else
> >>>      >        cmd=echo "What? Make it yourself."
> >>>      > endif
> >>>      >
> >>>      >
> >>>      > me:
> >>>      >        @true
> >>>      >        @$(exit1)
> >>>      >        @$(exit2)
> >>>      >
> >>>      > a: exit2=false
> >>>      > a: me
> >>>      >        @true
> >>>      >        @$(exit1)
> >>>      >
> >>>      > sandwich: exit1=false
> >>>      > sandwich: a
> >>>      >        @$(cmd)
> >>>      >
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