Digital self-deprecation

This is nothing new, but it’s always nice to see application or website developers who have thought about their error messages. A little bit of humour can do a lot to mitigate the frustration of an application crashing.

Of course if the application is crashing nearly continuously that humour gets very old very fast, but I’m happy to report that I have only once seen Tower throw up this error message. On that occasion I think that there was some bug in the way Lion was handling the retina resolutions on my new MacBook Pro. The scaling stopped working, and so everything suddenly turned tiny as the computer was displaying 1:1 at the panel’s 2880×1800-pixel resolution. This seemed to co-incide with Tower crashing.

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