It's that time again! Link to the previous: Pop-up Potpourri: Sixth Time is the Charm.


Let's kick it off with this message that Alberto Martinez Perez came across while visiting some fairly obscure news site. I wonder what the code for this Javascript-based Javascript detector might look like ...

 

You would think that the developers of this software Allan Watson was installing would have made their important message a bit easier to read ...

 

Matt Nelson sure learned his lesson when he tried to rent a truck from Penske. Everyone knows you should book at least two millennia in advance ...

 

Poor Jonathan Hager. It's one thing to buy something worthless, but does Half.com really have to rub it in?

 

This next message from Remco Gerlich reminds us that seemingly simple things (like checking your POP3 email) are pretty complicated behind the scenes ...

 

In fact, some programs, like the one that Ashley Ross was using, are so complex that they actually require a programmer to sit there full-time at the server and respond to requests. I guess the programmer had to go to the bathroom, or something ...

 

Some programmers spent their time writing helpful error messages, such as "Could not create Initiech.LicenceKey component. Please ensure this is installed or call customer service." Others, such as the programmer behind the application that Luis Figueiredo was using, have a slightly different approach ...

 

Wow, seven came pretty fast. I suppose it isn't that important that the title (a clever pun, if I may say) is actually accurate. Continuing on, Erich Kitzmüller found a bit of irony in this Error reporting dialog ...

 

With all the submissions I receive here, it's pretty easy for me to get behind email. But after seeing Gregory Williams' inbox, I suppose I really shouldn't complain ...

 

And I thought my Internet connection was slow ... glad I don't have Robert Hesketh's provider ...

 

Errr ... what is Ryan supposed to do here?

 

I'll leave you with this fun faux-MS-Word settings screen that has probably made it's rounds to many of you already. One of my (non geek) friends, Dan Videc, checked out the site and got a kick out of these pop-up posts (the rest of the posts apparently made no sense), and thought he'd send this along ...