2009 01 10 Flickr Black Screen of Death?
On Friday, January 09, 2009 at 2:30 of night (CET), I was searching for some Microsoft Office Live screenshot. I googled “Office Live screenshots” and selected the first result. At the end of the page there was a link titled See more on Flickr, so I clicked and after the Flickr page loaded this is what happened to me: The Black Screen of Death:
As you can see there is no more than a Oh No! We couldn’t find anything text. Anything to just a simple “Go Back” link in case of 404, on every modern website is a requirement. But instead you have to manually type in the address bar flickr.com.
From a service like Flickr, a simple search form, the logo (with a link to the homepage), or anything else would be appreciated.
Now it can’t be a serious problem, or can? We all know the importance of Flickr, and the years of experience on UI design and user-friendly development it has. Citing Wikipedia: It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications. I hope I’m the only one who experienced this problem.
So what’s the point of all this? It’s clear to me that Web applications will replace applications as we know: as you may know AMD is working on a new supercomputer to pre-render the 3d games and HD videos on the server, enabling people on mobile to play complex and HD games and videos.
In the image there is also the Adobe Fireworks icon which I was working on a new project: with a technology like this (AMD’s supercomputer), Adobe can host the software (eg. Fireworks or Photoshop) and users can access and work with such software online on your mobile or “netbook”. It’s clear now that cracking will be much difficult to obtain.