Defragmenting Weather



  •  I was going to check the weather on a local TV station website, and noticed that there was what appeared to be a windows command prompt box in one of the weather radar thumbnails... I clicked on it and sure enough, a defragment program was running...

     They already caught it and took it down, but I did grab the radar image while it was up.

    Doppler 8000 CMD Prompt



  • Always good to see front page material.



  •  I'm sure this was all part of some cunning plan by Executive Software International to achieve some sweet product placement.



  •  A couple of years ago, I got a similar issue on another site. (The Brussel's public transport site it you want to know.)

    I asked for an itinerary, and it showed me the map. Unfortunately, the map was covered by a dialog box. ("The system is low on resources" IIRC.)

    That's one of the reasons why you should never use Windows on a server.



  •  Yes, because "X server has quit due to an unexpected error" is soo much better

     



  • @dtech said:

     Yes, because "X server has quit due to an unexpected error" is soo much better

     

    Or "Insert FONTS into DF0:", which I used to see on our cable network's "Preview channel" on a regular basis. :)



  • @Wolftaur said:

    Or "Insert FONTS into DF0:", which I used to see on our cable network's "Preview channel" on a regular basis. :)

    Wouldn't that be "Please insert volume FONTS in any drive"? Or were they using a different version of AmigaOS than I'm familiar with (because many TV channels used Amiga systems due to its support for Genlock)?



  • @Wolftaur said:

    @dtech said:

     Yes, because "X server has quit due to an unexpected error" is soo much better

     


    Or "Insert FONTS into DF0:", which I used to see on our cable network's
    "Preview channel" on a regular basis. :)
    Amiga nostalgia FTW!

     



  • @dtech said:

    Yes, because "X server has quit due to an unexpected error" is soo much better
     

     Even though it is a joke, and i do relax, I'm wondering: what's an X server doing on a server machine?

    And - why would that message appear on a website graphic? Oh - i see! They take a screenshot, print it,... wooden table, etc, etc..... scan... FTP upload.. profit! And that's exactly how weather websites create radar images.


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