Google Errors: A Small Compilation

Google has some weird messages when it comes to errors and you need to be real lucky to come across one of them. Over the last few months, I came across a number of Google outages like some Gmail outages and other stuff. I found it interesting enough and took some screen shots, never imagining I would share it with my readers. Actually, I never imaged I would get so many of them in the first place.

So here they are:

Instance 1


Something happened that the server did not respond!

Instance 2


URL too large! Larger than Googol!

Instance 3


Gmail takes a break. [The image is a bit broken. Guess what! I was using Opera Turbo mode. ]

Instance 4

Google took a URL as an illegal request, calls it ugly!

Not much, not too less either. We hope to see less of these errors next year, or maybe some new ones.

On one hand, where Gmail defines the whole of my online presence, Google has become an integral part of my online life. These errors scared the hell out of me whenever they occurred.

What do you think of these errors? Did you come across any new ones? Have they got any competition from any bing errors? Feel free to share them with me.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.