Saturday, February 03, 2007

Bleeding obvious laboured

There seem to be a lot of websites experiencing problems this week – including the Muftim, Margo’s, and indeed the whole Google/Blogger universe.

When it encounters a connection failure, Internet Explorer 7.0 helpfully enumerates all the possible causes thus:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:

  • You are not connected to the Internet.
  • The website is encountering problems.
  • There might be a typing error in the address.

Gee, thanks Microsoft, that just about covers the gamut of possible causes in all their complexity.

Armed with that invaluable advice, users are tempted with the option to “Diagnose Connection Problems”.

No thanks.

I couldn’t stand yet another session with another lobotomised diagnostic “wizard”. The more sane option would be to make another cuppa or crack another tinny.


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