IT Achievements unlocked! [IT Fun!]

With extra special thanks to EvilRouters for permission to re-publish these.

If you’ve ever played any games via the Steam network, you know what these are.  As we go throughout the struggles of banal, the frustrating, the mind-numbing and inane every day…sometimes we feel like the only satisfaction we can get is the chance of going home at some point.

To help you, how about granting yourself some achievements as you work?

Some of these captions are a bit more NSFW than others – but since many of our users can’t read (made apparent by their diligent efforts in clicking ‘yes’ to install malware), you should be all good.

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17 Responses to IT Achievements unlocked! [IT Fun!]

  1. Here I can add one. I was plugging in some cat5 and I was bent over and I came up really fast to hit my head on a hook in the wall, I started bleeding really bad, I went to go to the restroom to clean myself and check the damage. I am bleeding all down my face and you can very much see that there is blood on my face. I am stopped by 3 teachers individually and only 1 out of the three mentioned my blood the other 2 kept asking me questions.

    • You could just… oh I don’t know… save the page and then find all the achievements sitting in a neat folder on your pc. And if you want the big ones, go to the original website, click on achievements and save that one.

  2. I have en extra one to add:
    Destroyer of Worlds – take out an important database with a single character.

    In my case a misplaced return in a custom written app took out one of our site quite important and integral databases…. out database guys were not happy

  3. How about that one: “Get asked by a family member to fix a computer: Format their hard-drive, literally destroying all personal files and install a different OS, let them figure out the rest themselves.”

  4. One place I worked at had our Queue named Internet because we managed the DMZ Firewalls – the Help Desk took a ticket for a user that was having issues getting in to yahoo mail, and requested that they change her password for her. The Help Desk actually dropped the ticket in our Queue. We called the user back, got her credentials, told her we would contact yahoo, and sat on the ticket for a couple of days.

    • “Microsoft is down” when they can’t access the internet.

      Our usual response: “Oh, really? I hadn’t checked the stock market lately.”

  5. I’ve earned “Damnit Jim” about 50 times over. I’m damn near the facilities manager here. It really makes me regret letting on to my mechanical aptitude about 6 years ago.

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