I have two favorites:
- In Linux, in single-user mode, the login system isn't working. Therefore, when you try to use logout or exit, you get:
You don't exist. Go Away.
- I can't remember where this one occurred, as I've only seen it once. The app did error messages like 'Error 0x0A : bad usage' or something. I got this once:
Error 0xDEADBEEF : Unknown fatal error
I've always enjoyed clever or amusing error messages, and I try to include them in my code. The problem is, I'm neither clever nor amusing. My best message is probably in code that intelligently guesses what certain data should be -- since it is a guess, I needed to warn (and log) that such data could be inaccurate. Phrasing failed me, until I came up with this (now in production code):
Unable to find valid source data: pulling it from my ass.
I love working for small shops... ;-)
.oO all things connect through the motion of the mind
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