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April 15, 2019

Google Chrome Easter Egg

Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 9.55.31 AM

I was just sitting and daydreaming in front of my computer when I happened to focus on the little array of nine tiny square colored boxes at the far left of the bookmarks bar on Chrome (above and below).

Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.12.15 AM

It's been there since the first time I loaded Chrome, years ago — I've tried and failed to delete it since I never click on it; it opens up into this:

Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.13.49 AM

Not until just now did the penny drop: those nine tiny squares are a miniaturized view of a face of Rubik's Cube.

OMG, so great.

I never noticed it before switching to Dark Mode in Chrome: I think the combination of the contrast of the array with the black background along with the happenstance of that particular instant just staring at it absentmindedly occasioned the gobsmacking moment.

April 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

Speaking of which...

https://rubiks-cube-solver.com

To this day my kid thinks that in the dark of night I can solve rubiks cubes, but only when he's asleep.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Apr 15, 2019 10:40:04 PM

Y'know, I think that icon is actually just a very pixelated Chrome logo - pixelated in such a way that it looks like an arrangement of nine app icons in an app drawer like the one it directs to.

Posted by: Deven Blake | Apr 15, 2019 10:05:06 PM

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