Re: Error message

Subject: Re: Error message
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: neilson -at- windstream -dot- net, "Evans, Diane L \(Rosetta\)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:39:22 -0700 (PDT)

Curious myself, I did a little research of my (keywords: MSG_OPENDS TWRC_FAILURE bummer) and actually came up with what could be the source code that generates that error message. It's associated with an older Freeware TWAIN driver that could still be in use today.

Have a look at .

By the way, per that code, a "bummer" is defined as follows:
BUMMER = TWCC_BUMMER; {/ * Failure due to unknown causes * / }jan cohen

----- Original Message ----
From: "neilson -at- windstream -dot- net" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Evans, Diane L (Rosetta)" <diane_evans -at- merck -dot- com>; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:26:26 PM
Subject: Re: Error message

I googled for this one and found that many people have gotten the
error and asked on their various "help me!" blogs about it in English,
French, Dutch, German and Danish. None seems to have received an answer
more helpful than we have seen already. It's like, "You're screwed."

The most amusing aspect is that so many people asked why that particular
phrase was used, and no one has answered that question, instead saying
something more like, "Oh, I've seen that, too. I did such-and-such
and then everything was ok." Someone thought it could be a typo for
"buffer error". From what I saw, though, most bloggers got no answer at

Diane Evans asks,

> I have an HP All-in-one printer/scanner at home. I don't use it often,
> but had a reason to do some scanning last night. For whatever reason, I
> couldn't get the scanner to work (although the printer is just fine). I
> received the error message: "Unable to open xxx file. Bummer error."
> Bummer error????????? What is that about??????


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