Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Haiku Error Messages

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by thrash_jazz, Sep 26, 2003.


  1. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft
    error messages with Haiku poetry messages. They're used to communicate
    timeless messages, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful
    insight through extreme brevity. Here are 16 (actual?) error messages
    from Japan. Enjoy.


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

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

    --------------------------------------------
    Program aborting:
    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.

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

    -------------------------------------------
    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.

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

    --------------------------------------------
     
  2. Funny! I hope my version of Windows was that cool! :cool:
     
  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Dashed hopes of
    lost production
    presented like
    a hammer blow
    somewhat blunted

    by a pillow
     
  4. Adam ,those are so good.

    May I add a few? (I can't resist)

    Everything is gone
    Your boss is still waiting
    It's cold out in the steet
    --------------------------------------------------

    Windows 98, Windows 2000
    The windows don't open
    The doors are locked
    --------------------------------------------------

    Do you wish to delete?
    Do you wish to eat?
    The disaster is complete
    --------------------------------------------------

    I love it! :D

    Everyone make some up.

    Mike
     
  5. Memory, memory,
    Do you remember when,
    You had no computer, and wrote with a pen?

    Mike :D
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Not quite haiku form there, Mike.;)

    Ctrl, Alt, Delete...
    I press these three keys more times
    than all others. Shame!
     
  7. Community college
    Balsawood knowledge
    You can still be a butcher.

    Mike :D
     
  8. Program not responding
    A crash without fire
    Lord Gates behind a moat
    --------------------------------------------------

    Secure online shopping
    I know what I seek
    Spirit willing, flesh weak
    --------------------------------------------------

    T-1 connection
    Response time perfection
    My hard drive is cooked

    Mike :)
     
  9. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Mike J and his jokes
    One might think they're a hoax.
    This cannot be the truth.
     
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Let's re-boot this thread.
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    ahahahahahah *wipes tear from eye* that's golden! :D :D :D
     
  12. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    There you go again
    whining about your PC
    should have got a mac
    :D

    Spent all day turning
    Screws and locking in ram chips
    Apple uses thumb screws
    :p

    You got another
    Virus, wrecking computer
    MacOS is immune
    :D

    play the brand new games
    laugh at your mac-user friends
    -booted by console-
    :p




    I should stop, these aren't even very good. don't want to start a mac vs pc flame war :rolleyes:
     
  13. Reload, refresh, reboot
    Dell is good, is Mac better?
    Beagle, Collie, Irish Setter.

    Mike ;)
     
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    stop it your killing me!

    Mike J. does not get
    5-7-5 format, but
    his writ is funny

    :D

    And now the weather :p
     
  15. A Haiku is five sylables, then seven, then five again.

    Some of those are wrong, but the Blue Screen Of Death one is great:D
     
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    A challenge in the
    Air, who will dare to write
    in haiku foer'er ;)
     
  17. Multiplayer Fun
    This is what you desire, alas
    You have a firewall

    This is usually me in a nut shell... Dave C. knows what I'm talking about!
     
  18. Haiku learn-ed no
    A new art form for me, sure
    Then again - no charge
    --------------------------------------------------

    Stairway up to sky
    A Bustle in your hedge-row
    Won't go - you don't know?
    --------------------------------------------------

    Back to computers
    They rule our lives, but can't cook
    Potato salad
    --------------------------------------------------

    Mike :D
     
  19. Aha!

    Only 6!:oops:
     
  20. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    whoops....but that's good because then the whole haiku falls into place. cause I slurred the last word to make it fit

    so now it reads

    A challenge in the
    Air, who will dare to write in
    haiku forever