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Fun With HP Printers

Posted by heymoe on 19th October 2007

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A friend of mine sent me a link last night to a small perl script that allows you to change the “Ready” message on HP Printers to a custom message of your choosing. Of course I had to try it when I got to work today so right now the two black and white printers in my office say “411 Y0ur B453 R B310n6 T0 U5” [info] or “Insufficient Funds Insert Coins” and our color printer, which has a 4 line display, now reports the local weather, updated every hour.

If you want to have some fun as well, check out the article [Click Here]. It should be noted that it is simple to restore the “Ready” message, all you need to do is power cycle the printer. Enjoy!

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