Matt Gemmell

TOLL is available now!

An action-thriller novel — book 2 in the KESTREL series.

★★★★★ — Amazon


tech 1 min read

Was at the supermarket tonight, and went to the ATMs outside to get some cash; 
imagine my amusement when I saw <a href="">this on the Nationwide machine's screen</a>. 
Seems the Nationwide use a Visual C++ app as some part of their ATM system, and 
this particular one terminated abnormally (we Mac folk of course know that such 
occurrences are <em>perfectly</em> normal). Here's a rather blurry <a href="">close-up of the error dialog</a>.

It was rather amusing to watch people walk up to the machine, do a double-take, 
then snatch their cards instinctively away from the machine's suddenly hungry-looking 
slot. Nationwide's professional image took a bit of a dent this evening.