Saturday, January 31

Rant

Stupid Apache

If you're going to die with a fatal error, at least print out the damn error message!!

Nearly six hours of downtime over a problem I could have fixed in thirty seconds if it had just told me what was wrong. frown

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:39 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I needed some time off...  wink

Posted by: Pam at Saturday, January 31 2009 06:15 AM (l6NIn)

2 You must interpret its coredumps like the wailings of a crying baby (or indeed the "coredumps" of a crying baby!).

Posted by: nf at Saturday, January 31 2009 09:00 AM (E2nhF)

3 Maybe one of these would help.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, January 31 2009 03:13 PM (+rSRq)

4
ERROR 2B08AF7: FAILED TO PRINT ERROR MESSAGE.

Posted by: Old Grouch at Sunday, February 01 2009 10:21 AM (KIX2L)

5

One of the questions I used to ask when interviewing potential hires was "What is the most useless error message you've ever seen?"

My own answer was "Syntax Error". But someone pointed out one that was part of the original PC BIOS. It went something like "Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue."

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sunday, February 01 2009 10:47 AM (+rSRq)

6 (It helps to know that plugging in a keyboard on an early-model PC while the computer was turned on could destroy the keyboard interface chip...)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 01 2009 12:05 PM (PiXy!)

7 I rather liked the zen nature of the message that some Microsoft MSIs used to toss up: "the data is the error".

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Monday, February 02 2009 01:48 AM (2XtN5)

8

"Monitor Failure."

Yes, really.  It was on an old 286.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Monday, February 02 2009 12:10 PM (qBCpG)

9 I think it's VHDL that has "Some Error Occurred" as a message. 

Or one I'm familiar with that states "General Error" on transfer if and only if the selected COM port is already allocated by another process.  Surely that one could be made a BIT more clear to the end user so he or she doesn't call me up 4 times a week?  Hmm?
:-D

Posted by: tommy at Monday, February 02 2009 02:49 PM (uh7z7)

10 TRS-80 Level I basic.  Three error messages: What?, How? and Sorry.

Granted they only had 4K of ROM.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, February 02 2009 10:36 PM (PiXy!)

11 Error dialog pops up:

"No error occurred."

Posted by: Griffin at Thursday, February 05 2009 04:09 PM (cxv9Q)

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