It goes by many names: The Spinning Beachball of Death. The Marble of Doom. The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Ok, maybe not that last one. But the OS X spinning wait cursor is well-known and well-dreaded by Mac users around the world.
But our time of dread is over. The days of living in fear have come to an end. No longer must we cower in uncertainty, wondering if our next mouse-click will bring our machine to a grinding, unproductive halt - powerless as that life-draining, technicolor cursor mocks us with its cheerful spinning. Today is the day we strike back.
Ok, maybe not "strike back" exactly. Today is the day we "vent our frustrations in a semi-humorous manner".
Next time you get the Marble of Doom on your Mac, spin on over to marbleofdoom.com and enter the application that served up your spinning wait cursor, along with the time spent waiting for it to relinquish control of your system. A running total of all the time everyone has entered can be seen on that page. We've also included a more detailed data page where you can see how much time individual apps have contributed to the total time wasted by the Marble of Doom.
Don't just powerlessly shake your fists in rage anymore! Powerlessly shake them, then tell the world how long you were shaking them.