If they wrote error messages in haiku ...

Gary Lawrence Murphy (garym@maya.dyn.ml.org)
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 08:51:49 -0500

From: L & K Olson <kolson@mbnet.mb.ca>
Subject: If they wrote error messages in haiku ...

Yesterday it worked
Today it is not working
Windows is like that
- -
wind catches lily
scatt'ring petals to the wind:
segmentation fault
- -
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes, and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
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A file that big?
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
- -
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
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Errors have occurred.
We won't tell you where or why.
Lazy programmers.
- -
Seeing my great fault
Through darkening blue windows
I begin again
- -
The code was willing,
It considered your request,
But the chips were weak.
- -
Printer not ready.
Could be a fatal error.
Have a pen handy?
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Server's poor response
Not quick enough for browser.
Timed out, plum blossom.
- -
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
- -
Login incorrect.
Only perfect spellers may
enter this system.
- -
This site has been moved.
We'd tell you where, but then we'd
have to delete you.
- -
ABORTED effort:
Close all that you have.
You ask way too much.
- -
First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully.
- -
With searching comes loss
and the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
- -
The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao, until
You bring fresh toner.
- -
The Web site you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist
- -
Stay the patient course
Of little worth is your ire
The network is down
- -
A crash reduces
your expensive computer
to a simple stone.
- -
There is a chasm
of carbon and silicon
the software can't bridge
- -
To have no errors
Would be life without meaning
No struggle, no joy
- -
You step in the stream,
but the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
- -
No keyboard present
Hit F1 to continue
Zen engineering?
- -
Hal, open the file
Hal, open the damn file, Hal
open it, please Hal
- -
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.
- -
The ten thousand things
How long do any persist?
Netscape, too, has gone.
- -
Rather than a beep
Or a rude error message,
These words: "File not found."
- -
Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

Liz&kenn (and Graeme) (204)774-8131 [fax (by appointment)]
kolson@mbnet.mb.ca [e-mail] http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~kolson [WWW]

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
- John Lennon
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Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@visitweb.com> --- http://visitweb.com/~garym/
TeleDynamics http://visitweb.com/teledynamics/ RR#1 Sauble Beach, Ont CAN
telecenter design -- telework systems -- intranet/extranet consulting
"You don't play what you know; you play what you hear." ----- Miles Davis

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