I do not remember where I got this, but it is fun. I will put it in the motd of my hosts on April Fools’ day.
This script will display on a console a windows like BSoD (Blue Script of Day):
The original script used the ESC (033 in octal) character directly. I use ‘@’ that I replace for ESC so it is more readable and easy to handle.
#!/bin/sh cat << EOM | tr '@' '\033' @[0m@[2J@[1;1H@[0;25;37;44m EOM clear cat << EOM | tr '@' '\033' @[34;47m Linux @[44mws@[37m @[1m An exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0018DBA in VxD IFSMGR(01) + 0000340A. This was called from 0028:C0034118 in VxD NDIS(01) + 00000D7C. It may be possible to continue normally. * Press any key to attempt to continue * Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. You will lose any unsaved information in all applications Press Any key to continue. @[0m EOM read