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Trying to put The Daily WTF out of business


Well, they’re no Canadians (with the always funny Corner Gas), but whoever thought that replacing the Microsoft error messages with haikus in Japan ranks pretty high on the comedy scale.

A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.

This happened twice this morning:

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

The fate of my master work schedule:

Having been erased,
The document you’re seeking
Must now be retyped.

which I did not retype. Too depressing.

Pick a flash drive or the Program Files partition (hint, IT boys, 10GB or even 20GB is not enough in these days of massive MS bloat):

Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.

Lost count after the morning’s crashes:

Program aborting:
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.

Pick a day, like tonight at 9 on the drive back to the office to reboot the piece of junk:

Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

Oh noes, where did SharePoint go!?

Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.

When the Google-fu fails me:

The Website you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.

You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

So every time the thing crashes or the app borks:

Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

I think I might get this on a shirt for Halloween. So much scarier than some random zombie.

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Because, really, why would it be where you left yesterday?

With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
Your file, not found.

Windows and coding:

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

Size matters:

Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.

until it’s gone.

via Let ε < 0. via Laura RuneMercury H.

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