Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.

A wise man once asked me, "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" I thought for a minute, then I slapped him across the face. That got him off my back. --Matt Diamond, Holland, PA

Haiku Error Messages

Windows NT crashed.

I am the Blue Screen of Death.

No one hears your screams.

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Seeing my great fault

Through darkening blue windows

I begin again

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A file that big?

It might be very useful.

But now it is gone.

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Server's poor response

Not quick enough for browser.

Timed out, plum blossom.

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Chaos reigns within.

Reflect, repent, and reboot.

Order shall return.

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Login incorrect.

Only perfect spellers may

enter this system.

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wind catches lily

scatt'ring petals to the wind:

segmentation fault

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ABORTED effort:

Close all that you have.

You ask way too much.

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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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The Web site you seek

cannot be located but

endless others exist

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Stay the patient course

Of little worth is your ire

The network is down

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Yesterday it worked

Today it is not working

Windows is like that

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To have no errors

Would be life without meaning

No struggle, no joy

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You step in the stream,

but the water has moved on.

This page is not here.

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No keyboard present

Hit F1 to continue

Zen engineering?

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Out of memory.

We wish to hold the whole sky,

But we never will.

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Rather than a beep

Or a rude error message,

These words: "File not found."

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