I drove to the new Microsoft store at Yorkdale in Toronto yesterday. Nice looking store, all out in the open in the center of the mall, solid glass front from floor to ceiling. I could not find the door to get in, yet there were obviously lots of Microtechies inside all gesturing me silently me to come in. But not one of them gave me a hint of how.
I went home and read the Windows 8 website. Turns out I was supposed to select any one corner of the store and hover at least 2 inches up for 2 seconds and the glass panel slid upwards. Hey Bill, nice move!
Windows 8 Joke Error Messages
Five favourite error messages that were trialled during the development of the Windows 8 operating system:
1. Smash forehead firmly on keyboard to continue.
2. Press any key to continue, or any other key to quit .
3. BREAKFAST.SYS halted... Cereal port not responding.
4. Close your eyes and press 'escape' three times.
5. Bad command or file name! Go stand in the corner.
There are three engineers in a car; an electrical engineer, a chemical engineer and a Microsoft engineer.
Suddenly the car just stops by the side of the road, and the three engineers look at each other wondering what could be wrong.
The electrical engineer suggests stripping down the electronics of the car and trying to trace where a fault might have occurred. The chemical engineer, not knowing much about cars, suggests that maybe the fuel is becoming emulsified and getting blocked somewhere.
Then, the Microsoft engineer, not knowing much about anything, comes up with a suggestion, 'Why don't we close all the windows, get out, get back in, open the windows again, and maybe it'll work.'