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Apple Easter Eggs
Modems


By: David K. Every
& Daniel Fanton
(C) Copyright 1999 DKE - All Rights Reserved.

Apple Fax Modem

Turn on the modem while holding down the button on the front panel. The modem will beep three times. Once it has beeped twice in sequence, press the button three times in rhythm with the next three beeps. If your timing is right, you will hear the modem speak digitally recorded voices of three developers saying their names. (Nice!)

FaxMaker for Teleport Modems

Choose "About FaxMaker..." from the Apple menu. Now click the icon in the window. The arrow pointer will change into a mouse, and a scrolling list of the developers appears.

Fax Terminal

Fax Terminal is an application that comes with the Geoport and Express Modem and is included in the Telecom package. When going to ìAbout Fax Terminal...î drag your mouse over the icon of the fax machine. You will notice your cursor has changed to a question mark. Click on the icon and you will see some credits. Holding down command will speed up the credit list.

Global Fax - German
From: Jurgen Reule (J.Reule@mbox.sunny.inka.de)

In version the German version 2.5.5, in the STR# resource of the extension, ID -8172, you will notice two error strings with a personal touch. This is how it appears in German, translated in English.
String 2 = Ein unbekannter Faxfehler ist aufgetreten. Pech!
[An unknown Fax error has occured. Bad luck!]

String 3 = Ein nicht unterstu:tzter Fax-Bilderstellungsvorgang wurde versucht. Irgendein Programmierer hat Mist gebaut!
[A not supported Fax picture build operation was attempted. A/some programmer bungled it (?)]

Open the extension, version 2.5.6, with ResEdit and navigate to -8152 in the PICT picker there is a picture of a two-headed clarus the dogcow.
From: Jeffrey Wheeler (WHEELER@JCVAXA.jcu.edu)

Teleport (In old versions the name was known as "Teleport Serial")

Note: I am aware that the Teleport Modem is not made by Apple, but since it was packaged with all Performas I figured it appropriate to include.

In the Teleport Serial Control Panel hold down Shift and click on "About...". For those of you who donít have the modem it says ìCouldnít find the modemî. The button you push to clear the message says ìBut I SEE One!î. This works in versions around 2.1 (not 2.5).

In version 2.5, open the Teleport Control Panel with ResEdit and go to the STR# Resource, open ID -4048, and scroll down to string 33. It will say, "Your TelePort is on fire. Please call the local fire department."
~ From: Bryan Cowan (moo@value.net)

In a newer version (possibly 2.5.5), if you open the TelePort Control Panel and Option-click the "Select Port" button, you can choose what modem picture you want displayed! You can choose from all the TelePort modems out.
~ From: Norma Kirkham (NKirkham@epsb.edmonton.ab.ca)


Created: 08/26/98
Updated: 11/09/02


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