November 15th, 2001

asleep at mal 9/09

(no subject)

too early in the morning to be at work, but here i am... mood is a bit better today, mainly because i get to go out and play tonight... have to work 12 hours today to pick up some of the time i missed the last 2 days, but unless i run into major asshole customers i can deal w/ it.... can i go out yet? bounce bounce bounce
asleep at mal 9/09

Error Messages In Japan (not sure if it's true, but it is amusing)

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.

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Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
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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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First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
So beautifully.
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With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
"My Novel" not found.
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The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao-until
You bring fresh toner.
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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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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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Serious error.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
asleep at mal 9/09

finally fixed it

ok... now i feel really good... that problem with the telco i was having for the last 2 weeks appears to finally be fixed; they had bad cabling within one of their offices, i was correct... mood improved dramatically now, this will make our customer very happy!! and it's still thursday, so i get to go out tonight :) (can you tell i'm really looking forward to that??)
asleep at mal 9/09

not so good

thought i was going to leave work in a decent mood, but no, everyone's favorite telco has fucked up again, designed a circuit to a line that doesn't exist!! and boy is the customer unhappy... hate telcos, hate telcos, hate telcos... i need a drink and some loud angry music.