Your Macintosh will experience random earthquakes
Version: 1.1What is EarthquakeX?
Operating System: Mac OS X
EarthquakeX is a port of an old prank/joke control panel for System 7 called Earthquake. When installed, your Macintosh will experience random earthquakes.
This version of EarthquakeX is a bit different from the previous one, but the main features are still the same.
The old version, being a control panel, allowed you to set the quake frequency, duration and richter level. This version acts more like an extension; user control over the quaking is not allowed (read tip below, however).
How do I use EarthquakeX?
Ideally, you should install this on the computer of someone who is smaller and weaker than you. Then simply double click the EarthquakeX icon. It's a faceless background app, so it will look as if nothing has happened. After a few seconds, your Mac should experience a tremor. If you wish to quit EarthquakeX, simply open up a Terminal window and type:
killall QUIT "Earthquake"
You can change the frequency of the tremors, if you know how to use the Terminal. On the Mac where EarthquakeX is installed (make sure it isn't running!), open a terminal and type in:
defaults write com.stimpsoft.earthquakex quakechance -integer [%percent];
Where it says [%percent], put the percent with which a quake can happen. There is a chance for a quake every ten seconds. So for example, if you typed in "defaults write com.stimpsoft.earthquakex quakechance -integer 50;", there will be a 50% chance of a quake every 10 seconds. The default chance for a quake is 30%.
NOTE: Earthquake was originally created by Marco Carra of SlimyFrog Software in 1994. EarthquakeX is 159% freeware. You may redistribute the application as you see fit, without notification to myself, as long as no fee is collected.