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Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 5:27 PM


In Japan , they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft
error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has strict
construction rules. Each poem has only three lines, 17 syllables: five
syllables in the first line, seven in the second, five in the third.
Haikus are used to communicate a timeless message often achieving a
wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity-the
essence of Zen:

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

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.

Window's 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.

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.

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.


Donleigh  (Level: 145.8 - Posts: 4972)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 5:32 PM

That's much better than the usual crap.

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 5:35 PM

Those are hilarious - and accurate! Thanks for posting that!

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 6:53 PM

I got these in an email yesterday. I'm feeling very Zen.

Wordster  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 892)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 7:33 PM

Truly excellent
Hilarious, uplifting
You lighten my heart

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 10:20 PM

Those are great! Editors: how about a Sploofus haiku contest? I'm gonna win!!

Pennwoman  (Level: 151.8 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:13 PM

Loved it! What a hoot!

Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:26 PM

These are great!

Koota  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 2096)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:41 PM

Why wait for the editors? Let's start our Sploofus haiku contest right here!

I'm racking my brain now ... LOL

Bev ... the Haiku messages from Japan were fabulous! I laughed out loud!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:44 PM

I believe Tuzilla started a Haiku thread a long time ago.....but I don't think it was in Salty Dog. ........Maybe it was in Trivial Tangents?

I wish we could "Search by Name" again.


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 6:01 PM

Yup....found it!

Tuzilla's "Haiku" thread is in Trivial Tangents, and was originally posted back in January ;07.

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Koota  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 2096)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 10:42 PM

Damn, we're good! LOL

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4144)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 10:53 PM

Those are hilarious, Bev! Thanks for sharing!

-- Geri

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