The Day the Zero Killed the Microwave
Post-Script: The oven was ruined, and it's now been replaced by a newer model with a similar Minute Plus cooking feature, which we are ever faithful to use, while the carcass of the ruined oven remains in the storage shed, awaiting some disposal or recycle, but which also serves as some testimony to the power of that seemingly insignificant number zero to transform and make its presence known in surprising ways.
All stories should have a moral for us to absorb as a lesson, ours being that zero ain't nothing, it would seem.
Typecast via Olympia SM9 (and malfunctioning Epson scanner software that had to be fiddled with late in the evening), image via Lumix G5.
Post-Post-Script: The Epson scanner software threw this error message: "escndv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close." Indeed. Like, right out of the blue. It was working one day, and the next its "escndv" is on the fritz. So I fiddled and hemmed and hawed, uninstalling and reinstalling the software, and updating the drivers, when finally going to the Internetz I found a help file on Epson's website, instructing me to delete some file that might have gotten corrupted. I deleted said file, and my scanner software commenced to working once again.
And I'm just guessing that the corrupted file had as the source of all the trouble - you guessed it - some errant zeroes.