Mint Easter egg

stan approved

Via the site Peppermint Tea, I heard about a hidden bit of humor, often called an Easter Egg. For any of you who are old enough to remember the original Nintendo Entertainment System, you no doubt played a game here or there by the company Konami. This company was "famous" for having the same embedded code in many of their games. Often times, if would allow you to skip to any level, get 30 lives, or other such benefits. Oddly enough, on the old Super Nintendo game Graduis, if you entered the code your ship would explode!

Well, Shaun Inman has embedded the same code into the admin interface of Mint. If you enter it, you will see a brief stamp of Jason Santa Maria, saying "Stan Tested, Stan Approved." The code seems to be abbreviated a bit, and is not the full Konami string. This is probably for the best, as there's no "Start" button to finish off the input. So, that being said, here's the secret code:

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A