Somehow I’m having to do customer support in my current job, and I get an email with an error attached, saying ‘Insufficient Disk Space’, asking “What does this error mean?”.
It is literally the most clear and concise unambiguous error message in the entire history of computer science; past, present and future. When they make quantum computers that beam error messages into our cerebral cortexes, they will not be more clear.
How do I muster the willpower to answer this without diving into deep and insulting sarcasm? How do I not turn into that Jimmy Fallon IT character in SNL? Dammit Jim, I’m a software engineer, not a customer service representative!
Thank god somebody else who got the email answered it, and thus saved my job.