Every now and then we like to have some fun with our boss. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – he’s a fun-loving guy and we all love working together. Usually when you go on vacation for a week you can expect something to happen by the time you get back. Not too long ago I returned to find my office completely filled with black plastic. I mean it took 6 large garbage cans and a mini-dumpster, tightly packed, to remove it all.
We recently played yet another prank on my boss. This one probably takes the cake, and it was a ton of fun to pull off. We actually geeked out a bit and we had two hidden cameras, which were automatically recording any motion they saw, as well as live streaming their feeds via ustream.tv. I wrote an app that monitored the filesystem and when it detected a new motion-based recording, it tweeted a frame of the motion. I just subscribed to mobile notifications and I got an SMS with a link to a JPG file every time it detected movement over the weekend. Pretty easy monitoring system!
Check out the video of the prank. His reaction was priceless!
We love to work hard and have a lot of fun at the same time. If this sounds like the kind of software company you’d like to work for, we’re hiring! (Nobody asked me to post that, in case you wondered.)