Sorry to get all bent out of shape so quickly…

I apologize in advance for being so snarky on my first content-oriented post here at, but I am sorry, there just aren't enough free electrons left in the universe to waste any of them on finding Easter eggs in a research project at Autodesk.

FYI…Easter eggs are little functions, usually credits, put in by the programmers which only display when users do odd things in the software. At big companies, they are "officially" banned. When they "leak" out in big companies' projects, we're supposed to think, "Ah ha! How innovative. Rigor mortis doesn't creep in there!" And we're supposed to believe that if they could've prevented it getting out, the marketing guys would've.

That's…what's the right word?…uh…hooey.

Sure it's fun to look for them. But does it really make a new version of a completely proprietary viewer any better? Isn't DWF, no matter what container it's being viewed in all about dominance of a CAD platform instead of freedom of 3D data?

Easter eggs don't make better product documentation. They don't improve sales presentations. They don't even smell very good after the fun of discovery wears off.

Oh, and just for the record, something that requires JavaScript as DWFit apparently does (it doesn't load when I turn off scripting in Firefox) can hardly be called "client-less." IMO, JavaScript is the ultimate client because it allows some remote server to do what it pleases on my local machine.

One comment to Sorry to get all bent out of shape so quickly…

  • Wow  says:


    I agree with your assessment of the ‘Easter Egg’, even though what you wrote sounds like it was composed by a total moron. They should just show the dang button. As far as your assessment of JavaScript, stop waisting your breath and everyone’s time. Every browser has it and it’s the only component that gives software-free viewing of a DWF in web format a shot in the dark.

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