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19 October 2007 @ 9am

The Spinning Beachball Of Death

I know it as the Spinning Beachball of Death, or the Spinning Pizza, but Craig Hockenberry of Iconfactory knows it as the Marble of Doom, and made a site just to track how much time we all collectively lose to that damned cursor. Wikipedia is more kind, calling it the “spinning wait cursor”. And Spinning Beachball Of Death is just the place to go if you want to relive your nightmares over and over again. Go ahead, put your mouse inside your browser window, click, and type something to hide the mouse cursor. Now just imagine your machine grinding to a halt as it crashes from hardware failure, a crashing process, or thrashed virtual memory.

Ahh, feels like home.