Post-bluescreen errors

My working day started with a blue screen. Had not experienced that for years. However more annoying than the crash itself (unread Skype chats list, Firefox tabs restored themselves quickly) were some of the error messages presented to me.

Who on earth would have typed this address manually as the message suggests?

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And how would you answer this “question”?

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There are plenty of guidelines for proper error message design out there.


  • Juha Seppänen

    The Sony Ericsson alert box has the potential to become new classic! Still my favourite one is from 80’s Mac error dialog which says “On tapahtunut virhe koska on tapahtunut virhe tyyppiä -50” (roughly in English “There happened an error because an error of type -50 occurred”.