Boss key

Subject: Boss key
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:31:53 -0700 (PDT)

This came up today when we were discussing what
technical writers need to do to "keep their game,"
which includes copious goofing off, reading science
fiction, and downloading Linux distros.

I remembered the "boss key" from old video games.
These used to be hardcoded into most games at a time
when the operating system had only one window. When
the boss came into the room, you hit the boss key and
it poppped up something innocuous, usually a fake
spreadsheet, and kept it there until the key was
pressed again.

I was curious to see if something like this existed
for Windows, and it does...

I hope it helps many of you continue covertly goofing
off with impunity.

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