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Old 11-15-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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Computer Error Message Haikus

I didn't write these, they came in an email, but I thought they were a good start:



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.

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

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

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

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

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

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I ate your Web page.
Forgive me; it was tasty
And tart on my tongue

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Old 11-15-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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Windows haiku:

The publisher called.
She wanted to know how to
open a CD

on her computer
I told her how to do it
from vague memory.

I think it would be better to call this thread “computer error haikus.” Most computers have errors. Including the Mac OS. Here are some that I come across regularly:

The printer could not
be found, “mathlib” is missing again:
you know the drill, man.

Your script’s bad syntax
is starting to piss me off,
so re-write it please,

and don’t expect me
to help you to understand
the things you did wrong.

The driver and the
scanner ain’t talkin’ no mo,’
Photoshop junky.

An unknown error
has occurred. we don’t quite know
the reason why, though.

An error type two:
apps are eating memory
like a cheese croissant.

Postscript error! No!
I really don’t like this kind!
Grumble grrr complain.
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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error number one
computer low on memory
error number six
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:42 PM   #4
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Four-oh-four *blink*
What you seek cannot be found
Time to look elsewhere
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:20 PM   #5
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Can't do what you want
Don't want to, nope, not gonna
Go outside and play
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:30 AM   #6
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why do you freeze up
when I forgot to save it?
why is it this way?
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:31 AM   #7
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I can feel your pain
to crash again and again
you must be p c
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:06 PM   #8
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IBM Thinkpad
Little red scrolly button
Just like a nipple
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Old 12-21-2003, 05:18 AM   #9
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The A: drive's broken?
I think you should probably
Insert a quarter.
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:47 PM   #10
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Disc not inserted.
Cancel, Retry, or Abort?
Rain again next week.
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Old 01-06-2004, 10:29 PM   #11
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cntrl, option, del
Oops, this is not a PC
comand, alt, escape
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Old 01-08-2004, 03:31 AM   #12
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command option escape:
the finder has quit
no duh, computer.

Error seventeen?
That one is brand new to me.
Damn! That’s a mean one!

Error of type two
over and over again-
do not throw your shoe.

A fatal error
has occurred. Pagemaker quits.
The server shuts down.

Pagemaker tells me:
“Bad file type;” changes its mind
when I relaunch it.
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Old 01-09-2004, 02:04 AM   #13
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your hard drive has failed
sounds like 737
spins like a raw egg

no backups? you're toast
eight months of data destroyed
window's over there

IT person laughs
his mirth tempers your resolve
castration's too good
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:24 PM   #14
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This Folder you seek,
is Access Denied. Sucker!
Those files are stuck!

Oops! Windows Error:
This computer dislikes you.
Commencing break down.
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Old 01-13-2004, 02:13 PM   #15
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A cable is missing
Choose between monitor or
maybe CPU
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