One of Get Satisfaction’s company values is Have Fun. In this spirit, and in light of our company-wide love for Nyan Cat, our nerds recently pulled an office prank of epic proportions. I’ll let Stephen Lee take it from here…
Recently our beloved developer Josh took a relaxing beach vacation to Mexico while the rest of us stayed behind to release a huge project. Naturally, we wanted to prank him in a way that would cause both joy and pain, and came up with the idea of tricking out his iMac with post-it notes (just the sticky parts) to create a large Nyan Cat mosaic!
The first challenge was finding all the colors we needed. Only two colors from our office stash were useful (light blue for the background and pop tart pink). We found most of what we needed at a nearby Daiso (orange, yellow, green, darker blue, purple, beige for the pop tart bread, brighter pink for the pop tart highlights), and had to improvise the final 3 colors (red, black, grey) with markers.
Next, we needed a way to provide a guideline on the screen that we could follow. One resourceful developer found this pattern, brought the image up on Josh’s screen and used Lion’s fine-controlled zooming to match the square size to the same width as our small post-its. Perfect.
Finally we got to work with an X-ACTO knife, scissors, and a few late nights / early mornings. In the end, we covered the entire screen with everyone’s favorite rainbow-pooping pop tart cat!
Below are an in-progress shot, some shots of the finished product, poor Josh tearing it down square by square, sometimes getting stabbed by sharp corners under his fingernails, and finally the glue-covered screen with a reflection of Josh wincing at his bleeding fingertips. Muahaha.