Saturday, March 24, 2007
Told by a Linux user: While I was out last night my wife was using my computer and managed to spill half a glass of red wine into the keyboard. When I walked in, she was busily mopping the desk with a paper towel. In the process of trying to clean the keyboard she had apparently held down the enter key and had started 76 instances of "spider solitaire" - a windows game with an icon on the desktop. She rapidly tried to close the windows one at a time and after about ten got an error message -something like "Wine Error - Spider Solitaire Window Not Responding". She was stunned and turned to me and asked "How did it know it was wine I spilled?"