12/11/2013 09:00:07 AM
At least it wasn't a large write error. ;) HELP! what does this mean and how do i fix it?
12/10/2013 20:14:42 PM
Netflix concurrent viewing limits seem to have gotten a bit too limiting.What the hell does this mean @netflix it does not make any goddamn sense. #sopissed #notthefirsttime pic.twitter.com/EofCz6dYPw colleen bannon (@ginga_ninja14) December 10, 2
12/04/2013 09:30:04 AM
Choose something else to play. Because of your past behavior, you can't Xbox Live Gold is required to use Skype for Xbox One. Xbox One has the best error messages. http://t.co/fH0Ne9Valz pic.twitter.com/8KyQhzZtoo— Kotaku (@Kotaku) November 25
12/03/2013 09:30:02 AM
Getting this error message when manually entering my address. Such bad user experience for @debenhams pic.twitter.com/Ys619t1EEh— Clair O'Neill (@claironeill) November 26, 2013
12/02/2013 10:00:02 AM
It it is not an error message, please don't make it look like an error message. This just in, from the Department of Helpful Messages That Scare You Because They Look Like Error Messages: pic.twitter.com/3PXfJEaevk— Chris Atherton (@finiteatte
12/01/2013 11:14:39 AM
XBox One only goes so far back. When the fish can't swim upstream, go home. Error messages on the Xbox One pic.twitter.com/bKmOQjGQZN— Anna Debenham (@anna_debenham) November 27, 2013
11/27/2013 09:00:02 AM
What does it mean when you get this error while trying to save a file? pic.twitter.com/wl5X487s— Jeremiah Peschka (@peschkaj) December 21, 2012
11/25/2013 09:00:07 AM
what does this mean i feel abused pic.twitter.com/uhvhukZZaF— lauren sanderson (@laurenthellama) November 15, 2013
11/23/2013 16:42:35 PM
11/23/2013 09:00:00 AM
What is UX? Best explained through counter-example. pic.twitter.com/e7hYdyuNN8— Ben Scheirman (@subdigital) November 17, 2013
11/22/2013 09:00:09 AM
Confusing Apple error message of the evening - pic.twitter.com/DBMKhjSRAu— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 2, 2013
11/21/2013 09:00:01 AM
Also, trying out Adobe Illustrator CC, but I can't save anything... Nice error message! #illustrator #adobe pic.twitter.com/2oqHKVQkVA
Wouter Demuynck (@wouterdemuynck) September 11, 2013
11/20/2013 09:00:07 AM
"We probably just made this stuff up, so if you want to know when the train is actually coming... uhh... call us." pic.twitter.com/oJFBkxypRr Ari Weinstein (@AriX) November 18, 2013
11/19/2013 00:50:29 AM
Games are supposed to be fun. Right? @InfinityWard Since the last server update, I only get the error: insufficient cpu performance for 2 clients :S #MW3 pic.twitter.com/oGHET7H3 Rick Doorakkers (@RickDoorakkers) November 20, 2011 Haven't been abl
11/18/2013 09:00:11 AM
#SydneyTrains and #Windows have found new hardware! pic.twitter.com/jliUuykDdL— Sydney Trainee (@SydneyTrainee) November 11, 2013
11/18/2013 00:47:43 AM
I don't even understand what does this mean hahaha @erikchazin pic.twitter.com/4KuzVKr6zN
Audrey Johnson (@aud_31) April 10, 2013
"What does this mean, aliens coming down? Like what?"
11/17/2013 01:14:18 AM
One of my Healthcare.gov application attempts has been stuck for two weeks. Each time I attempt to resume filling out the application, it prompts me to answer a couple questions and then gets stuck on a "Please wait" display. This message stays on th
11/15/2013 23:36:33 PM
Like many web sites, Healthcare.gov's search feature provides auto-suggest drop downs based on other users' search terms. (Healthcare.gov uses the Google Search Appliance.)
This kind of feature can be useful in helping users phrase their questions a
11/14/2013 09:30:02 AM
#Facebook has one of my favorite error messages of all time: "The server found your request confusing..." pic.twitter.com/7zrp1Ujr31— don (@citarella) November 5, 2013
11/12/2013 21:47:48 PM
What an informative #error #message this is. pic.twitter.com/VMf4OS36gf— Tom Mantsch (@TomMantsch) November 12, 2013
11/12/2013 09:30:00 AM
Well, this is probably the best error message my computer's ever fired at me
pic.twitter.com/lKxXfay3Lh— Alexi Duggins (@Alexiduggins) November 6, 2013
11/12/2013 02:52:49 AM
11/09/2013 12:55:23 PM
The Healthcare.gov insurance application process is slow and repetitive for multi-person households. It asks the same set of questions about each member of the household -- whether they are applying for insurance or not. Rather than put multiple item
11/08/2013 22:31:58 PM
Healthcare.gov repeatedly sends me email that says "You have a new message waiting for you in your Marketplace account." However, when I login to the account associated with the email address receiving these emails, there is no message waiting.
11/05/2013 12:52:01 PM
I first attempted to use HealthCare.gov to learn about options for covering my granddaughter, who is not covered by my employer-subsidized insurance. I encountered the same kinds of account creation issues others have reported, but I decided to turn
11/01/2013 21:53:06 PM
I have heard some say that Healthcare.gov doesn't contain much personal information. Let's take a look.
The list below contains some of the data items that Healthcare.gov returns to the browser each time a user logs into the system and views their a
11/01/2013 21:32:36 PM
I keep pressing Save & Continue, but nothing happens.
I take a look at my browser's console window, and see a whole bunch of errors -- one for each time I clicked the Save & Continue button.
No matter what I enter into the "First name" field,
10/27/2013 18:29:10 PM
I have read some reports that we need not be overly concerned about Healthcare.gov security because the site doesn't keep much personal information. While we can't externally look into the site to see what they do with the personal information they c
10/27/2013 13:14:38 PM
Do you think anyone might try to get information from Healthcare.gov on their mobile device? I hope they have a better experience than I did.
10/27/2013 11:51:08 AM
I started an insurance application at Healthcare.gov in search of options for a family member who is not covered by my employer's plan.
I abandoned the application. The status screen shows that my application is "In progress".
However, I got a no
10/26/2013 23:15:26 PM
Healthcare.gov has been designed in such a way that people must create an account, validate their email
address, verify their identity, and then complete an insurance application -- just to browse available options. This design forces all users -- e
10/25/2013 21:11:05 PM
It appears that, maybe, one of the issues I reported has been fixed today.
Last night, requests for password resets were returning the code needed to reset a password to the browser -- a code that should be sent via email without being returned to t
10/25/2013 21:03:41 PM
So, while it appears that one of the password reset security holes at Healthcare.gov has been patched, there's still a problem with the design.
Do you see it? Is there a problem here?
The problem is that the system sends both the username
10/25/2013 20:14:06 PM
I am Appalled!
Healthcare.gov reveals usernames, password reset codes, email addresses, and security questions without any authentication -- and connects all this info to the username.
If an attacker guesses a username (or intercepts it, as I've
10/24/2013 11:28:09 AM
Button with WORLD'S WORST symbology. Up arrow is down, down arrow is up, action side2side. I'm looking at U, LEXUS. pic.twitter.com/QKVt3lduQS
Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper) October 24, 2013
10/21/2013 15:03:23 PM
I login to Healthcare.gov and discover that my data has disappeared again. It says I have no email, phone, address, or state set. The application page also shows none of my information.
I then take a look at the web traffic between my browser an
10/17/2013 09:52:57 AM
The Healthcare.gov account creation process is not the only system component to
10/16/2013 13:14:39 PM
10/14/2013 03:20:51 AM
On my Android phone, the Healthcare.gov mobile site's header doesn't always stay put at the top of the screen. It slides up and down the screen as I scroll up and down the page -- sometimes completely disappearing.
Once the mobile header goes mobile
10/14/2013 02:11:06 AM
After signing up for an account on Healthcare.gov, I was unable to login. Each time I tried to login, I got a blank page. After many unsuccessful attempts over a span of many hours, I then tried a different browser and was able to login. Then after s
10/13/2013 20:49:19 PM
After several failed attempts to create an account at Healthcare.gov, I finally made it to the end of the process. It told me to check my email for instructions to get my username. I waited. I checked my email repeatedly. I received no email.
10/13/2013 19:33:31 PM
Healthcare.gov took over 3 hours to send me an account activation email. (Their phone support told me to wait 3 days for the email.) Then, when I receive it, they blame me for not being quick enough.
And, it seems they expect me to request another e
10/13/2013 19:24:12 PM
Move along, move along. Nothing to see here.
10/13/2013 19:18:21 PM
As a fundamental principle in software system security, it is considered wrong to expose anything about protected data in a system in the errors messages that are returned to those who are not authorized to access that data.
For example, if one ente
10/13/2013 18:18:13 PM
At the end of the Healthcare.gov account creation process, they send an email to the provided email address that contains a URL to activate your account.
10/13/2013 18:09:40 PM
After using a test email to create my account at Healthcare.gov, I changed it to my primary email address.
As many systems do, Healthcare.gov sent an email notification of email address change. This is typically done to provide the owner of an accou
10/13/2013 18:09:23 PM
I logged into Healthcare.gov with Internet Explorer 10 and selected the "MY PROFILE" option. I was surprised to see that it showed that I had no email address, phone number, address, or state selection in the system. I had previously provided all of
10/13/2013 18:09:10 PM
09/27/2013 00:04:18 AM
So, which is it? Can you not write to the file or did you successfully save my data?
09/14/2013 01:49:05 AM
Honey, can you pick up some more system on your way home? We've run out of system.
04/06/2013 12:49:28 PM
The App Store wants to give you cardiac arrest.
03/25/2013 01:04:32 AM
iTunes really wants to be removed.
02/04/2013 09:55:36 AM
For well over 10 minutes, and 11 seconds, the automated online chat hold messages have been telling me that my estimated wait time is "10 minutes and 11 seconds". That seems overly precise; especially when the value isn't being updated.
01/31/2013 13:56:00 PM
01/07/2013 12:24:58 PM
It seems that something is wrong with Google Chrome's developer tools network timeline. It is reporting seconds as days.
11/01/2012 21:44:22 PM
What!? Windows 8 isn't available for download in the United States? Why then, Microsoft, did you offer to sell it to me in the first place?
11/01/2012 00:57:58 AM
I'm confused. What relation do the RELATED SEARCHES have to an off-by-one error?
10/03/2012 09:34:19 AM
What is the difference between these packages?
In addition to Xs where numbers should be, this bundle comparison feature seems to be missing something important: the summaries don't describe the distinctions between packages.
07/06/2012 12:21:59 PM
07/06/2012 05:00:01 AM
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06/23/2012 00:22:19 AM
Software developers sometimes goof around. Some goof often.
06/11/2012 03:36:07 AM
Nike released the Kanye West Air Yeezy II shoes last night. It appears that it didn't go according to plan -- unless the plan was to anger fans who are willing to stay up late to buy $250 sneakers.
I've assembled the following tweets from before, during, and after the release to tell the story of the release. These many tweets are displayed in chronological order and are only a small sampling of the thousands of complaints tweeted in the past day.
While I have not included any of t [..]
06/10/2012 18:36:52 PM
06/08/2012 03:28:15 AM
06/08/2012 03:19:11 AM
Pascal Batty tweets: I often laugh at useless tech-heavy error messages presented to users, but this Xcode error just makes me mad.
Let's play a game. This game is called "Guess what files failed to copy for what reasons".
Care to make a guess?
06/02/2012 00:32:10 AM
There were reports of a Facebook outage yesterday, May 31st. However, I seem to have encountered another outage this morning. Facebook was down for me this morning, June 1st, for at least a half hour.
Was it down for you?
Let me tell you the difference between Facebook and everyone else,
05/30/2012 22:00:30 PM
This morning, Bing began returning some odd search results. So, I then tried searching for some things for which I had some expectations for results.
How about HP Quality Center? Bing certainly has something about Quality Center. In fact, it was my looking for licensing information that started my questioning of Bing's results. Not what I expected.
So, I continued my testing with "testing". Certainly Bing can direct me to some web pages about testing.
Kiwi mold removal.
05/20/2012 23:11:09 PM
Perhaps I'm just weird, but I am of the opinion that a failed database connection should not cause Excel to crash and lose my data.
05/19/2012 15:26:38 PM
If you have multiple phone number or IM accounts in your Monster.com profile, you may delete old/unwanted items; but you may not delete the first.
BTW, I'm looking for new work.
05/18/2012 22:42:05 PM
You don't know if your data is really backed up if you don't try to restore it. Test your backups.
05/18/2012 21:46:34 PM
CareerBuilder.com sends me periodic emails listing jobs that its recommendation engine determines to be a match to information in my resume.
When I click the "See All Jobs" link at the top right of the list in the email, the CareerBuilder site opens in my browser. However, it says "You have no matches." and "Sorry, we couldn't find any jobs to recommend at this time. Please try again later."
Every time. Every email links me nothing.
While the presence of a software bug doesn't tell us wh [..]
05/16/2012 09:55:29 AM
A friend received the following insufficient funds notice from her bank. Is there a problem here?
The bank returned her rent check due to insufficient funds when there was sufficient money in the account to cover the check. The notice from the bank also indicates that there were sufficient funds in the account.
If bank software can't do simple math, we're in big trouble.
05/14/2012 09:09:55 AM
Trillian prompts me to authorize or deny the unknown. Trillian offers no option to see the requester's profile. Trillian offers no option to chat with the requester in order to find out who they are. Trillian does not display the requester's avatar image. Trillian does not even show the instant messaging service from which the request comes.
Why prompt software users with a decision if you are not going to provide the information necessary to make an informed decision?
05/04/2012 23:12:56 PM
I seem to have found a limit in the number of sun I can collect in Plants versus Zombies. Clicking on suns does not increase the count, but healing walnuts
03/07/2012 09:00:30 AM
Perhaps it is just me. The Facebook header bar is behaving just like Twitter's header bar: they scroll down with the page.
03/07/2012 08:47:33 AM
The further I scroll down a Twitter page, the further the header bar drops down the screen.
02/08/2012 09:33:43 AM
A couple days ago, it was Excel that would not save documents. Today it is Word. Microsoft Word's error message identifies the name of the file that it failed to save, but still provides nothing useful in correcting the problem.
02/06/2012 14:45:28 PM
I have an Excel document that I cannot save. Every time I try to save, Excel displays the above dialog stating "Document not saved." While I'm glad to be informed that the unsaved document was not saved, I'd prefer to be given more any information about the cause and required remedy.
01/25/2012 20:30:48 PM
It appears that the Blockbuster Total Access "Rent It, Like, Keep It" payment processing system does not encrypt credit card information submitted by customers.
After seeing "http", and not "https", momentarily flash on my screen while making a purchase from my phone's web browser, I confirmed this from a computer.
As can be seen below, the purchase form is loaded using insecure HTTP instead of encrypted HTTPS.
Firebug shows that pressing the "Submit Purchase" button sends a request over H [..]
01/17/2012 17:53:09 PM
A single file in a Subversion repostitory that does not have a valid Windows filename should not abort updating of all the other files.
01/12/2012 14:12:40 PM
Please tell me, Excel: Did you fail to connect to the server or were my access credentials denied?
01/11/2012 11:17:31 AM
I press the Quit button. I get an error telling me the wrong disc is in the drive. Why should I need a disc in the drive to quit?
12/09/2011 16:23:05 PM
But, I only tried to format 2 columns that contain a total of 4 cells with data.
11/20/2011 12:53:25 PM
11/16/2011 11:53:13 AM
... Windows must be in a really bad state.
11/09/2011 22:43:35 PM
The button? There are two buttons. One implies authorizing payment; the other does not. The text says clicking "the button" authorizes payment.
Consistency people. Consistency. Descriptive text should match the GUI controls. Why is this so difficult for so many GUI developers?
06/23/2011 19:29:58 PM
It seems the nice folks at Gamestop.com are giving those seeking unauthorized access half the information needed to access an account.
06/23/2011 10:27:30 AM
Seems I can't complete the Java update install until I close nothing.
05/11/2011 17:32:26 PM
It is nice to know that Verizon Wireless knows me well enough to customize their web site just for me!
05/09/2011 21:11:37 PM
In the rare occasion that you don't use up our very costly ink quickly, your printer is programmed to expire the ink and suggest that it is not safe to print without buying new ink. If you don't keep buying our ink often enough, we'll scare you into
05/07/2011 17:47:25 PM
It appears that no one has informed Yahoo! of today's world of netbook and tablet computers that have less than 1024 x 768 resolution displays. As the world went mobile, it appears Yahoo! was busy building a new email system that's incompatible
05/06/2011 17:17:28 PM
Performance test results filters are an essential feature in most any performance testing tool.
Requiring that a filter be set using GUI sliders and not supporting text input is just plain stupid.
Those 'edit' boxes showing seconds and time on t
05/04/2011 10:08:23 AM
Reading an online book, I click the link for the next page.
The page goes mostly white with a tiny message at the top left.
An error occurred? No kidding.
Contact technical support via email for help viewing the next page? How about trying a
05/02/2011 21:41:01 PM
Warning: This post contains profanity -- captured from CBS.com. If you are sensitive to such things, please select another problem.
Many web sites use captchas in an effort to verify that users are human, and not automated scri
05/02/2011 10:05:47 AM
@DeMarko: This dialog (and it's variations) has never EVER made sense to me.
05/02/2011 01:01:10 AM
Microsoft says: Contact Microsoft and tell them they're doing it wrong. ;)
@yauman22: Wow, Microsoft can't even keep up with their own software..
04/30/2011 12:46:00 PM
No, I want to find some cash.
@Gisch: You want to see a Windows Help dialog box on your ATM, right? #fail
04/28/2011 14:11:17 PM
It said this yesterday too.
If I don't change my password, will it forever expire later "today"? ;)
04/28/2011 09:53:38 AM
Anyone else notice an intermittent display problem with Netflix on the Wii?