One of my pet peeves about computers is the way I am so often faced with words that I don't understand. Warnings that use big, fancy computery words that make no sense to me. The other day a black screen informed me of a 'Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: Fatal Exception in Interrupt.' Sorry, what? Or even worse, when the error contains some kind of computer code. Page error 404 for example. What's that all about?
But the very worst, mes amis, is when you actually have to respond to an unanswerable question containing these computery words.
Now, normally I call FP, who is an embedded software engineer (to give him his full title), and is a whizz at computery language. He talks me down off the ledge, taps on the keyboard and soon enough I have my computer back to normal.
But this morning I turned on my computer at work and saw this:
It was pure terrifying, my friends. Pure terrifying.