Celebrate 50 Years Of Star Trek With These Nerdy Computer Tricks

I’m a huge fan of Star Trek.  So much so that many of my blog posts are about doing nerdy Star Trek-related things with your computer.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Turn Your Mac’s Wallpaper Into An LCARS Terminal (Complete With Sound Effects)

Download this System47 screensaver (which unfortunately requires the latest version of Flash) and then run this command:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -background &

Create A Self-destruct Voice Command For Your Mac

It’s just for fun and won’t actually overwrite your computer (unless you really want it to).

Give Your Office Door A “Swoosh” Sound Effect

You’ll need a Webcam, speakers, and this Star Trek door sound effect.  It takes a little bit of setup, but it’s pretty fun!

Set Your Office Phone To Use A Star Trek Ringtone

It takes some trickery, but you can convert some Star Trek sounds effects and set them as your ringtone for your office phone.

star-trek-ringtone

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