This is clearly not a boast; it seems, rather, a shamed admission of petty, callow cruelty.
Every petty little hiccup that beset its launch was magnified as an index of its chronic malfunction.
This is no place for petty gripes, disagreements, and competitions.
late 14c., "small," from phonemic spelling of Old French petit "small" (see petit). In English, not originally disparaging (cf. petty cash, 1834; petty officer, 1570s). Meaning "of small importance" is recorded from 1520s; that of "small-minded" is from 1580s. Related: Pettily; pettiness. An old name for "Northern Lights" was petty dancers.