Holy cow, I wrote a book!
If you look in your
you'll find a MIDI file called
What's the story behind this odd little MIDI file?
considers this file a security risk because
"if an attacker can cause that file to be played,
it will cause lasting mental pain and anguish
to everybody within earshot."
Despite Wikipedia's claims,
the file is not an Easter Egg.
The file was added in in Windows XP
with the comment
"Add cool MIDI files to replace bad old ones."
So as bad as onestop is,
the old ones must have been even worse!
Okay, but why were they added?
For product support.
The product support team wants at least one MIDI file
present on the system by default for troubleshooting
That way, problems with MIDI playback can be diagnosed
without making the customer go to a Web page and download
a MIDI file.
When asked why the song is so awful,
the developer who added the file explained,
"Believe it or not, OneStop is 'less bad' than the ones
that it replaced.
(Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, etc.)"
Another reason for replacing the old MIDI file
is that the new one exercises more instruments.
The song was composed by
On the other hand,