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Error 404.
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:09:44 AM »
Error 404...

It is said, "To err is human,"
That quote from alt.times.lore,
Alas, you have made an error,
So I say, "404."

Double-check your URL,
As we all have heard before.
You ask for an invalid filename,
And I respond, "404."

Perhaps you made a typo--
Your fingers may be sore--
But until you type it right,
You'll only get 404.

Maybe you followed a bad link,
Surfing a foreign shore;
You'll just have to tell that author
About this 404.

I'm just a lowly server
(Who likes to speak in metaphor),
So for a request that I don't know,
I must return 404.

Be glad I'm not an old mainframe
That might just dump its core,
Because then you'd get a ten-meg file
Instead of this 404.

I really would like to help you,
But I don't know what you're looking for,
And since I don't know what you want,
I give you 404.

Remember Poe, insane with longing
For his tragically lost Lenore.
Instead, you quest for files.
Quoth the Raven, "404!"

Offline Atlus

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 01:52:31 AM »
Ah 404 poetry. Gotta love it. I found another Poe inspired one.

Offline Atlus

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 01:54:49 AM »
And yet another version. I can't claim credit for any of these by the way, I simply find them.

once upon a midnight dreary,
while i pr0n surfed, weak and weary,
over many a strange and spurious site of hot sex slaves galore.

While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark,
Suddenly there came a warning,
And my heart was filled with mourning,
Mourning for my dear amour.

'Tis not possible!, I pleaded,
But my browser, so conceited,
Remained blank, I then repeated,
Just a blank and nothing more.

With a scream, I was defeated,
For my cookies were deleted,
So i begged, no longer seated,
Give me back my free hardcore!

Then, in answer to my query,
Through the net I loved so dearly,
Came its answer, dark and dreary:
Quoth the server, 404

Offline wizeguy2182

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 07:45:52 PM »
Yes, a cheesy email forward, but it seems appropriate.  :P

In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has strict construction rules:  Each poem has only 17 syllables - 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity. Here are some actual error messages from Japan. Aren't these better than: "your computer has performed an illegal operation?"

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.
I ate your Web page.
Forgive me; it was tasty
And tart on my tongue

Offline Haibane

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 04:23:48 AM »
Those have no kigo, ergo, technically none of them is Haiku ;)
« Last Edit: August 23, 2008, 04:32:34 AM by Haibane »

Offline Hunter

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 10:51:28 AM »
Amused look

What your computer really means....

Error 404: Operator is a moron.

Offline CharlieSariel

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 05:42:17 AM »
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

Offline Haibane

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 06:11:33 AM »
Small test incident.

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Re: Error 404.
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 01:10:57 PM »
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard

Also known as the ID 10 T error :)

Offline Caeli

Re: Error 404.
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 02:21:43 PM »
This is the 404 image that I made for my website ^^