Easter Egg on Dutch Govt Recruitment Website. Intended or Not?

It’s almost Easter, and I stumbled upon an early Easter egg: the Dutch govt recruitment website http://www.werkenvoornederland.nl/ includes, at least on the homepage, /static_shared/pd/scripts/egg.js containing a Konami code. Visit the site and press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. The browser now fetches and executes remote javascript: http://kottke.org/plus/misc/asteroids.js. I don’t now whether this egg –which dates back to at least 2009– is known-and-intended to be at this government website or that its presence indicates sloppy Copy/Paste development. Fortunately it seems that egg.js is not included in the part of the website where applicants manage their resume and personal data, and the remote code stays remote unless the 10-key sequence is typed. But that would be a weak argument against the unnecessary exposure.

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