I've toned down my pranks over the years, mainly for fear of retaliation from progressively smarter co-workers. I'd hate to walk into my office and find it stuffed to the top with stock boxes (again). If you're like me and you'd like to pull a prank or two around the office, but don't want much more than a few giggles, here are a few things you can try:
If You Have An HP Printer:
You can change the status message on any networked HP printer that handles PJL commands. All you need to do is find the ip address of the printer and telnet into it. Drop to the command line of your workstation and type:
telnet [ipaddress] 9100
Once you are connected, type
@PJL RDYMSG DISPLAY="RADIATION LEAK!"
Another neat thing to do is to print up announcement flyers to place near your office's copiers. Be sure to use the logo of the company that makes your copiers. Indicate that the copiers have been upgraded with a new voice recognition system. Instruct the user to speak commands such as "Copy 100" to into the Start button of the copier. Inform them that the voice recognition system takes several attempts to calibrate to the user's voice, so multiple attempts will be required.
So, there you have it. These are some short, easy pranks that you can use that won't come back to haunt you later. Happy April Fooling!