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Creativity in error messages

Over the years, I was taking screenshots of error messages that are creative, funny, or just useless. Here’s my current collection. I’ll keep adding more images, but if you have your favorite error message, add its image in comments, and I’ll add it to this blog with proper credits.

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/youtube.png?w=1520&h=904 1520w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/youtube.png?w=150&h=89 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/youtube.png?w=300&h=178 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/youtube.png?w=768&h=456 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/youtube.png?w=1024&h=609 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/linkedin.png?w=150&h=120 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/linkedin.png?w=300&h=241 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/linkedin.png?w=768&h=616 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/linkedin.png 912w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/amazon.png?w=1520&h=1110 1520w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/amazon.png?w=150&h=109 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/amazon.png?w=300&h=219 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/amazon.png?w=768&h=561 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/amazon.png?w=1024&h=747 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/node.png?w=150&h=27 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/node.png?w=300&h=53 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/node.png?w=768&h=137 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/node.png?w=1024&h=182 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/node.png 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/opentable.png?w=1520&h=1118 1520w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/opentable.png?w=150&h=110 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/opentable.png?w=300&h=220 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/opentable.png?w=768&h=564 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/opentable.png?w=1024&h=753 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/keynote.png?w=150&h=56 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/keynote.png?w=300&h=112 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/keynote.png?w=768&h=287 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/keynote.png 836w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yelp.png?w=150&h=130 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yelp.png?w=300&h=261 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yelp.png?w=768&h=668 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yelp.png?w=1024&h=890 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yelp.png 1272w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/skype.png?w=150&h=49 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/skype.png?w=300&h=98 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/skype.png?w=768&h=251 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/skype.png?w=1024&h=334 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/skype.png 1306w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/dimension_one.png?w=150&h=106 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/dimension_one.png?w=300&h=213 300w" sizes="(max-width: 579px) 100vw, 579px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/reddit.png?w=150&h=135 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/reddit.png?w=300&h=270 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/reddit.png?w=768&h=691 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/reddit.png?w=1024&h=921 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/reddit.png 1508w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/oreily.png?w=150&h=98 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/oreily.png?w=300&h=196 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/oreily.png?w=768&h=502 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/oreily.png?w=1024&h=669 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/oreily.png 1294w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cfengine.png?w=150&h=74 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cfengine.png?w=300&h=149 300w" sizes="(max-width: 613px) 100vw, 613px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/meetup.png?w=150&h=54 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/meetup.png?w=300&h=109 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/meetup.png?w=768&h=279 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/meetup.png?w=1024&h=371 1024w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/meetup.png 1202w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wordpress_save_draft.png?w... 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wordpress_save_draft.png?w... 300w" sizes="(max-width: 688px) 100vw, 688px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cnn.png?w=150&h=55 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cnn.png?w=300&h=111 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cnn.png?w=768&h=283 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/cnn.png 960w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/massverk.png?w=140&h=150 140w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/massverk.png?w=281&h=300 281w" sizes="(max-width: 628px) 100vw, 628px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/odesk.png?w=150&h=98 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/odesk.png?w=300&h=196 300w" sizes="(max-width: 733px) 100vw, 733px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/gmail_create_filter.png?w=... 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/gmail_create_filter.png?w=... 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/gmail_create_filter.png?w=... 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/gmail_create_filter.png 945w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/google_414.png?w=150&h=62 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/google_414.png?w=300&h=125 300w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/google_414.png?w=768&h=320 768w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/google_414.png 773w" sizes="(max-width: 760px) 100vw, 760px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/adobe_installer.png?w=150&... 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/adobe_installer.png?w=300&... 300w" sizes="(max-width: 474px) 100vw, 474px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/fbi_released_photos_suspec... 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/fbi_released_photos_suspec... 300w" sizes="(max-width: 591px) 100vw, 591px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yahoo_mail.png?w=150&h=55 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/yahoo_mail.png?w=300&h=110 300w" sizes="(max-width: 592px) 100vw, 592px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/mndmeister.png?w=150&h=70 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/mndmeister.png?w=300&h=140 300w" sizes="(max-width: 584px) 100vw, 584px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/facebook.png?w=150&h=42 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/facebook.png?w=300&h=85 300w" sizes="(max-width: 713px) 100vw, 713px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/twitter1.png?w=150&h=75 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/twitter1.png?w=300&h=151 300w" sizes="(max-width: 638px) 100vw, 638px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wordpress.png?w=150&h=112 150w, https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/wordpress.png?w=300&h=224 300w" sizes="(max-width: 644px) 100vw, 644px" />

https://yakovfain.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/extjs_custom_error_message... 150w" sizes="(max-width: 283px) 100vw, 283px" />

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Yakov Fain is a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay. He wrote a thousand blogs (http://yakovfain.com) and several books about software development. Yakov authored and co-authored such books as "Angular 2 Development with TypeScript", "Java 24-Hour Trainer", and "Enterprise Web Development". His Twitter tag is @yfain

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