Charlie’s Birthday Surprise

My boss, Charlie, took the day off on Monday for his birthday. Since the computer lab is desolate in the summer, we have a little time and a lot of equipment on our hands. Dave, the head of the lab, made a Max/MSP patch that flashes bright colors and the text “Happy Birthday Charlie” in a random font and location. We piled as many monitors into Charlie’s office as we could and hooked up computers to drive them. When Charlie came in to work on Tuesday, he had a big surprise waiting!

Happy Birthday: Charlie's Office

He loved it!

Happy Birthday: Charlie's Office