inessential by Brent Simmons

Crash logs

I love crash logs. I collect them. A crash log in my inbox is like a birthday present. Two crash logs is like Christmas. Three crash logs is like... well, something good that’s even better than Christmas.

I got two crash logs yesterday. One was pretty much worthless: no useful information. (Though the user’s description of what happened was helpful.)

The other crash log was a thing of beauty—one of those wonderful logs that hit you on the head and say, “Dude! The bug’s right here! And it’s easy to fix, too!”

Developers—you know what I’m talking about, right? You know how a good crash log can make your day.