Something Happened

Something HappenedWho says techies have no sense of humor!  The Something happened error from Windows 10 is elegant in its simplicity and humorous in its delivery. One blogger referred to it as existential.

The error is frustrating for those who receive, but I have to admit it made me smile.  It reminds me of my Unix days where the “existential” error was: Fatal error at a command prompt.  It had an equally helpful description – none – as to what could be happening.  Somehow a graphic window with “Something happened” is far more friendly than “Fatal error” at a terminal prompt.  At least the Something happened gives you closure, even if only a Close button.

For the Unix crowd, sometimes there was a code or string of esoteric language following the Fatal error, but often mere mortals could not decipher it.  Somehow, we survived the error and reboot. Often the error did not reoccur and if it did, you would have to investigate and fix.

Not to make light of computer issues (this post is tongue-in-cheek), but something always happens.

If something happens and then happens again and you don’t know what to do, feel free to reach out to me.  Perhaps together we can find a solution so it will happen no more. You can email me at: mary@lansystems.com.Something Happened

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