I don't think she saw this as quite the opportunity that I did.
Since there wasn't any way to see her screen from somewhere I could type, I got a piece of paper, and painstakingly copied down all that crap you see above. This took a really long time, since I never write on paper, and I'm just no damned good at it any more. So I've filled up half a page with this stuff, my hand is cramping, and I say, "I can't believe the amount of time I sink into these screensavers." She says, "I've been telling you that for years."
I also made BSOD do a really convincing Linux X crash, fsck failure, and kernel panic the other day. That one's gonna scare people real nice...
Sadly, it looks less like a real computer's crash in 10.2, they put up a nice civilized graphic in place of the kernel panic just dumping to screen.
I've not managed to crash 10.2 yet, so I wouldn't know.
But they did? That's really a shame.
Got the Sad Mac yet?
user question of the day:
do you have xscreensaver working happly under osx?
found it ;)
Does it work?
Someone said that they thought it worked but didn't manage to hide the menubar. Someone should figure out how to do that and send me a patch.
actualy it doesn't appear to be there or on the sourceforge site.. going to try tracking down ports... and hunting around in cvs..
Whenever I did something stupid on the console of a NeXT box, it would pop up a utilitarian black-outlined window titled KERNEL PANIC which would have tons of useful information scrolling rapidly by, such as "attempting to sync disks... FAILED" and "attempting to unmount disks... FAILED". I had just a couple seconds to admire it before the machine would automagically reboot.
It was one of the more impressive computer failure modes I witnessed in my formative college years. The Sun boxes' panics paled in comparison. I had gone from the Commodore 64 to Macs and this KERNEL PANIC thing seemed pretty cool and geeky, much better than a Poke of Death on the C64 or the Mac's various crashes (up to and including a snow crash on a toaster Mac or fooling around in MacsBug).