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    Error Messages To Make You Laugh Out Loud

    I have just been reminded of my 'favorite' error message to date. It was featured on the back page of Computing in backbytes. I think it was an Excel dialog box with the simple message: 'Not Enough'

    I can't find that one to post but I think this one is nearly as good [stumbled accross it while looking for something else and I just had to share it]
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I have just been reminded of my 'favorite' error message to date. It was featured on the back page of Computing in backbytes. I think it was an Excel dialog box with the simple message: 'Not Enough'

    I can't find that one to post but I think this one is nearly as good [stumbled accross it while looking for something else and I just had to share it]
    Heh, that was off a WTF story this week. I saw that one too.

    http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Too-Many-Fingers.aspx

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    That's so cool.

    The error message that used to freak me out was a quicktime one that went along the lines of:

    "your file associations are not set up properly, I can set them up"

    Huh? You are an "I" now?!

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    What would you do with this one?
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    I'm still a fan of this one which is in one of our lovely pieces of educational software. It occurs when you resize a font too large for a single word on a line. It doesn't bother shrinking the font to the max size that will fit, or warn you that this is what's wrong. Just dumps this at you and mangles all existing formatting...



    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/showthread.php?t=13763

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    Unix Error Messages: Responses To Commands

    For those Unix fans out there [I am not familiar with Linux but I can see the humour in these]

    % cat "food in cans"
    cat: can't open food in cans

    % nice man woman
    No manual entry for woman.

    % rm God
    rm: God nonexistent

    % ar t God
    ar: God does not exist

    % "How would you rate Quayle's incompetence?
    Unmatched ".

    % [Where is Jimmy Hoffa?
    Missing ].

    % ^How did the sex change operation go?^
    Modifier failed.

    % make love
    Make: Don't know how to make love. Stop.

    % got a light?
    No match.

    % man: why did you get a divorce?
    man:: Too many arguments.

    % !:say, what is saccharine?
    Bad substitute.

    % %blow
    %blow: No such job.

    $ PATH=pretending! /usr/ucb/which sense
    no sense in pretending!

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    Reminds me of these Japanese Haiku error messages. Add a little poetry to your day.



    --------------------------------------------
    The Web site you seek
    Cannot be located, but
    Countless more exist.
    --------------------------------------------
    Chaos reigns within.
    Reflect, repent, and reboot.
    Order shall return.
    --------------------------------------------
    Program aborting
    Close all that you have worked on.
    You ask far too much.
    --------------------------------------------
    Windows NT crashed.
    I am the Blue Screen of Death.
    No one hears your screams.
    --------------------------------------------
    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.
    --------------------------------------------
    Your file was so big.
    It might be very useful.
    But now it is gone.
    --------------------------------------------
    Stay the patient course.
    Of little worth is your ire.
    The network is down.
    --------------------------------------------
    A crash reduces
    Your expensive computer
    To a simple stone.
    --------------------------------------------
    Three things are certain
    Death, taxes and lost data.
    Guess which has occurred.
    --------------------------------------------
    You step in the stream,
    But the water has moved on.
    This page is not here.
    --------------------------------------------
    Out of memory.
    We wish to hold the whole sky,
    But we never will.
    --------------------------------------------
    Having been erased,
    The document you're seeking
    Must now be retyped.
    --------------------------------------------
    Serious error.
    All shortcuts have disappeared.
    Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
    --------------------------------------------

    (Aids. Just noticed this was previously posted elsewhere. If you have previously seen the contents of this post, avert thine eyes before continuing to the next)

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    Back To Amusing [Contradictory?] Error Messages

    Here is one from around the same time as the one I first alluded to at the beginning of this thread: It is really small and the quality is poor, so apologies in advance.
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    @Ryan - Love them!

    I'm truly tempted to convert a few of our custom error messages into Haiku - wonder if anyone would notice?

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    @mattx: Excellent.

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