Monday, December 19, 2011


Seen this yet (from Time)?
Google, maker of such hit Easter eggs as “Do a Barrel Roll” and “Tilt,” has apparently gotten into the holiday spirit: Open up Google (it’s a search engine, very popular with the kids these days) and enter “Let it snow” into the search box.

Soon you’ll be privy to gentle snowfall filling up your browser along with links to Rat Pack renditions of “Let it Snow” on YouTube. Wait long enough and your screen will completely frost over.
You can even write your name in the snow (with your mouse, sicko).
A couple o' screen-shots from my desktop:

Written with my mouse, of course.  Pervert.

Update:  More here, including the fact this Easter Egg won't work for everyone.  To wit:
Just don't try to use it on older browsers, such as the popular Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 -- or old versions of Safari of Firefox, for that matter. 

"Let it snow" works only in browsers that support "Canvas," part of the relatively new HTML 5 code that many developers use to create new webpages, a spokeswoman said (including the newest version of Microsoft's browser, IE 9).
Yet another argument for upgrading.


  1. That's awesome. Love it. But then, I'm easily amused this time of year.

  2. I'm easily amused ALL the time. Which is a feature, not a bug.

  3. Well said. You should like my WV then: froot

  4. Well, I have a 3 1/2 year old at home, so I was rhyming it up with "toot" and getting the giggles.

  5. Cool. I'm off to try it after leaving this comment.

  6. Way Cool! I've already shown two other people in our office! Thanks, Buck!

  7. Jim: You're welcome. Google never ceases to amaze me with their stuff...

    Lou: Yup!

  8. Oh, to be able to code like that...
    Wait! I'd never get anything done.


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