Ervoke 99 Is Now Available

You may be asking yourself what the heck this blog title post could possibly mean. Trust me, my co-workers and I have been asking ourselves that very question ever since I started at Callaway on June 30.

For some reason, my MacBook Pro randomly speaks this sentence several times per day in a very robotic voice. “Ervoke 99 is now available.” Some days it won’t say it at all, other days I will hear it up to ten times. No one, not at the office or online, can figure out what this means. I am not 100% sure that the first word is in fact “Ervoke,” or how it would be spelled, but that’s all I can come up with.

It only happens at work, never at home. The time of day changes every time; trust me, I kept a log for several weeks and there is no pattern. I have scoured the internet time and time again, as have my co-workers, searching for anything remotely close to that phrase and come up totally empty. It has become a running joke; I keep getting irritated and everyone laughs. For all I know, someone is pranking me. But that’s pretty elaborate to let it go on like that for eight months.

What is really strange is that this alleged piece of software called Ervoke 99 would presumably have been made in 1998 or 1999. What would my new 2011 MacBook Pro be doing with such an outdated piece of software?

I am tired of searching for that phrase. Google keeps thinking I am misspelling the word “revoke,” in fact that’s the only things that comes up for “ervoke” is “revoke.” I have tried other spellings, like “urvoke” and “irvoak” and “erbook” and even “airbook” but have come up totally empty. I went on Yahoo! Answers and asked the question and no one could answer it.

Does anyone out there have any clue? I really want to get to the bottom of this one!


  1. Go to Processes somehow and take a look at all that you have running. I would guess you have some crazy bot running in the background. I don’t know how to do that in MAC

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