Listener Richard just sent me an email to a funny “Easter Egg” in Mac OS X. I have verified this exists in 10.4.8 and it may have been there for a while, but who knows. Here’s what you do:
1) In the Finder, choose ‘Go to Folder’ from the ‘Go’ menu
2) Copy and paste this path into the dialog box, /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/lib/python2.3/test/, and hit ‘Go’.
3) Locate the ‘audiotest.au’ file and play it. You can open it in QuickTime, play it in the preview in the Finder, etc.
4) Have a laugh.
Now I am not sure if this is an Apple Easter egg or something that has been a part of the Python project for a while now, but either way it’s fun.
Update: We’ll thanks to Adam for pointing out what should have been obvious to me, but wasn’t. Since the reference is to a Monty PYTHON quote this Easter Egg is part of the Python distro and not Apple’s. I am told there are numerous other references like this to be found in Python.