It's for Blippy.
In the early 2000s I saw a great 404. You'd go to the site and it was just generic code that reported a 404 error. Then, all of a sudden, the code apologized.
I waited, perplexed. Basically the code started talking to itself, having a kind of Courier-enhanced nervous breakdown because I couldn't answer back, and it was aware, and it was also aware it wasn't providing whatever it is I thought I wanted. The code felt inadequate and defensive.
I spent at least 10 minutes watching it talk itself into a suicidal stupor.
Anyway, this is all just to say that this one reminds me a little bit of that one.
Unicorn rainbow 404 via. Also, in case you wonder about the merits of being a 404 smartass, consider:
- Users are exposed to 404s pretty often - that's unused space waiting to dazzle and razzle (or at the very least, guide).
- I didn't know what Blippy was, but because this 404 page was passed around I checked the service out. It's nifty and I dig the user vibe. I shall join if I remember this tomorrow.