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These are great mysteries

trent

2010/11/17

To kick off my error message “hall of shame” series, I thought I should share my all-time favorite. I got this one many years ago, I was minding my own business and suddenly this pops up in the middle of my screen:

http://picasaweb.google.com/trent.a.fisher/Errors#5540487422371424482

I did not have the presence of mind to take a screenshot back then, so this is “faked” from memory, but all the essentials are here: An empty title bar, so I have no idea which program generated the error, the “unknown error” deepens the mystery and the “ok” button serves as a cruel, taunting punchline.

I never figured out which program issued this error, everything seemed to continue normally.  Great mysteries, indeed.

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