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1. TiVo Remote Control Hacks > 19. Applaud the TiVo Team

Applaud the TiVo Team

Give credit where credit is due.

If you ever really wanted to know the names of all the people who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to TiVo, here is your chance meet them—virtually at least.

If you have a television with Closed Captioning (or have access to the tivovbi to simulate Closed Captioning [Hack #42]), turn it on and surf your way to the Browse By Name or Search by Title menu. Enter SHAGWELL as the name of the show you’re looking for and press the

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button.

Stand up and applaud—if you’re so inclined—as the names of the developers scroll by (see Figure 1-7).

The names of TiVo developers
Figure 1-7. The names of TiVo developers

This is actually a rather common so-called “Easter egg,” a silly surprise hidden by a programmer or programming team for chance discovery. You’ll find Easter eggs sporting the names of developers in about any computer operating system or software product—even, in the case of the original 1984 Macintosh, molded into the interior plastic shell of the computer.


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