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Violet Beep

I have a 1-year-old daughter named Violet.

For whatever reason, we began calling her Beep. Sometimes Beepy. Usually Beep. Rarely Violet. These things happen.

Yesterday, Ashur and Heather revealed to me a tiny little easter egg they snuck into our SSH app, Prompt 2.1

With the right set of steps, you can switch the normally-white visual beep to be… violet.

Heather coded it up and Ashur made this graphic to reveal the secret:

Basically, I will know you are the deepest of Panic fan if you are rocking the purple flash. (Someday I’ll explain this to Violet. Probably her first question will be, “Wait, you called me what?”.)

There aren’t a lot of secrets in Panic apps, but I’ll never forget this one.

Posted at 12:49 pm 8 Comments

I love this. Totally rockin’ the purple.


3/11/2015 3:20 PM

That’s just fantastic.

They even changed the “PANIC INC” stamp to violet/purple in the comment form. :)

John Cooper

3/12/2015 4:34 AM

Two dozen likes!

Just another reason why Panic is awesome. Even after so many years in business, there is still that sense of fun and quirkiness to the company.

What’s more to say, this is the cutest thing ever!

My favorite story of a father talking to his daughter about her name is when Neil Gaiman’s daughter, Holly, realized who she was named for:

Love it…Panic always keeps things interesting…and awesome.