Smart way to look busy at work

TIL how to look busy at work while on macos or linux with the power of my shell (fish, bash, zsh, etc.)

while [ true ]; do head -n 100 /dev/urandom; sleep .1; done | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"

You don’t need any external tools to be cool!


The command pipes the output of /dev/random (random number generator) to hexdump (convert to hexadecimal) and then pipes that grep (regex search) which searches for “ca fe” (a joke that happens to be valid hexadecimal value).