Humor: The very definition of "misconfigured".

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Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 10:10
Category: Sighting

I was writing a report last night in Pages and had used the word “misconfigured” to describe an instance of IIS 6.0 on a Windows webserver. Pages gave me the red underline telling me it didn’t like the word, but didn’t offer up any suggestions that I thought were appropriate. I’ve used the word hundreds of times and read it thousands, and on a whim I decided to try out the “Look up in Dictionary” context menu item.
Dictionary.app launched and queried my phrase using the Oxford American Dictionary. To my delight the word not only checked out with Oxford, but it had a very relevant definition as well!

So there I sat, in my livingroom, laughing at my PowerBook. But how appropriate! Google returns only 8 instances of “Misconfigured Mac” and half of those were about MAC addresses on ethernet interfaces. “Misconfigured Windows” on the other hand turns up thousands of times. “Misconfigured’ seems to be a word that dovetails with the phrase “Microsoft Windows,” and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that reads this website.
You may click the thumbnail for a full-size version, or merely run Dictionary.app yourself and check it out. Fantastic!


I was writing a report last night in Pages and had used the word “misconfigured” to describe an instance of IIS 6.0 on a Windows webserver. Pages gave me the red underline telling me it didn’t like the word, but didn’t offer up any suggestions that I thought were appropriate. I’ve used the word hundreds of times and read it thousands, and on a whim I decided to try out the “Look up in Dictionary” context menu item.
Dictionary.app launched and queried my phrase using the Oxford American Dictionary. To my delight the word not only checked out with Oxford, but it had a very relevant definition as well!

So there I sat, in my livingroom, laughing at my PowerBook. But how appropriate! Google returns only 8 instances of “Misconfigured Mac” and half of those were about MAC addresses on ethernet interfaces. “Misconfigured Windows” on the other hand turns up thousands of times. “Misconfigured’ seems to be a word that dovetails with the phrase “Microsoft Windows,” and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that reads this website.
You may click the thumbnail for a full-size version, or merely run Dictionary.app yourself and check it out. Fantastic!

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