Amusing OS X easter egg

I co-worker of mine pointed out an amusing OS X easter egg today. Macintosh OS X is entirely UNIX-based (I explain this for my non-technical friends) and has most of the common development languages pre-installed. One of those frequently-used programming languages is Python. Buried deep within Python’s folder structure, is a folder called “Test” and within that folder is a file called “Audiotest.au”, which is an audio file. If you double-click on the file and play the audio, you get the clip: “Nooooo-one expects the Spanish Inquisition!” from–you guessed it–Monty Python.

It’s a bit geeky, but I thought it was pretty funny, and I made the connection right away.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.