Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Microsoft haiku

  1. #1
    Summa Rudis Senior Member Catiline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    5,112

    Default Microsoft haiku

    I claim no authorship of these - kudos to the anonymous poet...

    Your file was so big.
    It might be very useful.
    But now it is gone.
    ------------------------
    The website you seek
    Cannot be located,
    but Countless more exist.
    ------------------------
    Chaos reigns within.
    Reflect, repent and reboot.
    Order shall return.
    ------------------------
    Aborted effort.
    Close all that you have worked on.
    You ask far too much.
    ------------------------
    Windows 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.
    ------------------------
    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.
    ------------------------
    I ate your Web page.
    Forgive me; it was tasty
    And tart on my tongue
    Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra

  2. #2
    Member Member Alexander the Pretty Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    4,979

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    That's great! In a sadistic, "Windows-sucks" kind of way.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Senior Member Ser Clegane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Running in circles in the white tower
    Posts
    6,604

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    Never has Microsoft-bashing this poetic

  4. #4
    Toh-GAH-koo-reh Member Togakure's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Zen Garden
    Posts
    2,715

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    Hey I recognize one of those ... Sasaki m8, you been practicing the art of the pen to compliment your formidable skills with the sword? Or is this the source from which you contributed the "blue screen of death" poem?

    Funny stuff, but for anyone who has worked in IT support for any length of time, it's also somewhat depressing in a "yup" sorta way ... .
    Be intent on loyalty
    While others aspire to perform meritorious services
    Concentrate on purity of intent
    While those around you are beset by egoism


    misc kanryodo

  5. #5
    Urwendur Ūrībźl Senior Member Mouzafphaerre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mikligaršr
    Posts
    6,899

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    -
    Great thinglet! I'll repost this all around.
    -
    Ja mata Tosa Inu-sama, Hore Tore, Adrian II, Sigurd, Fragony

    Mouzafphaerre is known elsewhere as Urwendil/Urwendur/Kibilturg...
    .

  6. #6
    Vermonter and Seperatist Member Uesugi Kenshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    The Mountains.
    Posts
    3,868

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    Nice!
    I only hate Microsoft every now and then, but I understand why. I must be blinded by Close Combat.
    "A man's dying is more his survivor's affair than his own."
    C.S. Lewis

    "So many people tiptoe through life, so carefully, to arrive, safely, at death."
    Jermaine Evans

  7. #7

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    You step in the stream,

    But the water has moved on.

    This page is not here.
    I likes this one most.
    forums.clankiller.com
    "Ive played 7 major campaigns and never finished one. I get tired of war."

  8. #8
    Actual Person Member Paul Peru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Yurp
    Posts
    529

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    Haiku error messages have been around for many years.
    Many are quite platform independent as well.
    You may get a 404 on Apache.
    That being said:
    Many of them are brilliant, and I would probably never have appreciated haikus at all without this subgenre.
    links:
    http://archive.salon.com/21st/chal/1998/02/10chal2.html
    http://www.funnypoetry.com/haikuerror.htm
    http://www.budtempchi.org/errorhaiku.html
    Last edited by Paul Peru; 04-01-2005 at 14:44.
    Sono Pazzi Questi Romani
    Paul Peru: Holier than thy bucket!

  9. #9
    Member Member Alexander the Pretty Good's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    4,979

    Default Re: Microsoft haiku

    I only hate Microsoft every now and then, but I understand why. I must be blinded by Close Combat.
    There are worse things to be blinded by.

    Brilliant game,
    World War 2 strategy-
    Made by Microsoft.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO