Monday, November 4, 2002

Whatever you do, don't surf for internet porn on <i>that</i> machine.

My favorite thing in the world, this morning, is local cable channels that broadcast Windows error dialogs on top of their regularly scheduled text slideshows. This happens, presumably, because they broadcast their Windows displays directly, and so when their slideshow software crashes,
the error dialog is there for all to see.

I know this is nothing new, but this morning (as I channel-surfed for mainstream pseudo-news to accompany my mainstream pseudo-breakfast), I saw one in which the error dialog itself seemed to have crashed. The dialog was blank gray, with no distinguishing features except the telltale Windows border.

Someday, I'd like to get a license to broadcast and provide the world with a "It is now safe to turn off the computer" video feed, twenty-four hours a day.

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