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Hunting Easter Eggs

I love Cadbury chocolate. I really do. I think I can probably blame this fact on having British relatives and having a deep English family connection. Cadbury Flakes? Yes, please! And of course, “no bunny” knows Easter like the Cadbury Bunny.

But I did not come to you tonight to talk about chocolate. I came to talk to you about Easter Eggs. Not even the Cadbury Crème ones… or even the ones you hide in early spring that occupy the kids for hours on end, and you end up finding in July after playing a long guessing game of “where’s that smell coming from?”

I’m thinking more of digital Easter Eggs. Hidden rooms, messages, inside jokes or simple artwork found in video games (especially early games) that were part of the inspiration of the movie “Ready Player One.”

So, the first example of a hidden “Easter Egg” comes right from the movie itself. One of the most prominent “eggs” in the movie involves this one from the Adventure game for the Atari 2600, released in 1979:

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Well, I’ve turned the website back “on” again. It’s not perfect, still too much Latin on the screen (default text) but I got tired of staring at “Maintenance Mode” too. So, it’s gonna have to be good enough for now. I’ll fix it as there’s time.

One thing that really bugs me is that, once again, Internet Explorer is not showing things properly. Again… too bad. All other browsers are working fine, so tough luck IE. If I can figure it out, great, if not “oh well.”