Best of, post 5: Stay the patient course.  Of little worth is your ire.  The network is down.

Originally published April 25, 2020

I ran across an old list of computer error messages written as haiku.  (“Haiku”?  “Haikus”?  Whichever…)  They continue to amuse me.  The one I recalled was:

A crash reduces 
your expensive computer 
to a simple stone.

I went back to my hard drive and found a few more I had written myself:

Is that your coding 
Or just your new aftershave? 
Something here smells bad.
So you hate Windows? 
Do not shoot the messenger 
I did not write it. 
It is not Word's fault 
That it corrected spelling; 
Redmond is to blame. 
Empty the trash can 
With out regard for contents; 
Repent at leisure.

Let me know what you think.

UPDATED: I asked a generative AI to write a haiku error message regarding a missing file, and I got this:

Lost in the vast void
Path unfound, elusive file
Echoes of absence.

I am amused. Tell me your thoughts.

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