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Error'd features fun error messages and other visual oddities from the world of IT.

May 2022

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho

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This week brings an ongoing installment in a long-running gag, and a plea for help with a truly execrable pun. Can someone please find me some map-related material in Idaho? I promise not to credit you directly!

Workaholic Stuart Longland flexes "Yes, I'm working on a Sunday. And yes, I've worked some long hours in the past. But 56 hours in one day? I don't know whether to crow or cry! But TRWTF is the fact these phantom work entries re-incarnate after I delete them." In his own defense, Stuart explains (and I concur) "Monday-Friday is fairly meaningless after COVID and the Queensland Floods."

Nice Work If You Can Get IT

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Danish cookie connoisseur Jørgen N. contributes our starter course this week. "Cloudera has an interesting way of implementing "Required only" cookies." It's an exercise for the frist poster to explain to the peanut gallery what's so distasteful about third-party cookies.



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This week's edition of Err'd gets off to a flying start with one that came in "over the transom" as t'were. Ordinarily, expired certs are a bit mundane for this column, but in this case, where this foible fetched up is at least worth a chuckle.

Jim M. wrote directly to the editor with this explanation. "If you're looking for compliance reports to prove that your cloud provider has solid security practices, be wary of this WTF with Azure. Quoting the site, SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report addresses the requirements set forth in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), and the Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalogue (C5:2020) created by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Sounds impressive! The link for Azure DevOps SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report goes to this link,, which shows that the cert for this page has expired. Try it here: "

He's Got a Ticket to Ride

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We've had a rash of train troubles lately. If only I had saved them all, we could have enjoyed a first class special edition instead of squeezing them into economy. But here we are. First stop Budapest!

Magyar Máté murmurs from Switzerland "I seem to have a ticket into the void 😱" Make sure you pay for a round trip!