I fondly remember the old days when games only came in 640×480 with cheap MIDI soundtracks and ugly enemy sprites. One such classic game (a personal favorite of mine) is Rise of the Triad, which featured a pretty kick-ass God mode in which the player could hurl orbs of energy from his or her hand and watch with glee as enemies dissipated into the aether.
Well, according to a recent cnet article, Redmond has added its own flavor of divine power to Windows 7. The hidden trick is to create a folder (anywhere on the file system) with the following name:
The folder is magically transformed into a mega control panel with tons of power-user options for tweaking your favorite operating system. Although it lacks the certain malevolent satisfaction I get from Triad, the hack is still pretty neat. It does raise the question, though: why didn’t Microsoft make this a standard shortcut for a vanilla Windows 7 install? I will leave you to draw your own theological parallels.