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Notification to nowhere


Most operation systems have notification services that attempt to notify, if not inform, the user when a significant even has occurred. Such as? Hmm…

  • Battery is low
  • Your mother called
  • You have a system update available
  • You have a reminder set to check the eggs

Unfortunately there are some notifications which are a little less useful that others. Take this one that Kubuntu spits out every now and then. It has been niggling at me for some time.

Kubuntu's anti-notification notification

Kubuntu’s anti-notification notification

“An application has crashed on your system (now or in the past)”. In other news:

  • Why?
  • What?
  • Which?
  • Who?
  • When?
  • Where?

It even says it is a “Helper”. Helping what? The user to become more confused?

A notification system should do something, like notify…

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