So I went to a family gathering today and had myself a standard time chatting and such. While I was talking to one of my cousins (lets call her Kate), I asked if I could see her iPhone so i could check if iMessage was down for just me or if it was an issue on Apple’s side.
Her response: “You can’t see it . I dont want you to use all my Wi-Fi.”
“Kate, do you mean cellular data? Wi-Fi is almost always unlimited…”
“No. I mean the Wi-Fi. seriously, you can be so dumb sometimes.” and she walks off…
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Something seems off…
Are you receiving your internet signals?
Firstly, let me start this submission off by stating that I myself and not an IT person, but do believe this experience is a great IT related WTF moment.
I work at a Marriott hotel, where we are updating our internet service to the “fiber optic” lines that will bring our speed from like 1.5 (whatever you measure speed in) to 15 (whatever you measure speed in). So we’ve had quite a few IT companies/technicians piddling about in our electrical room, where we house all of our routers and cable boxes etc. We’ll the LAST IT guy came today and was changing our our circuit boards, and he walked into my office (which is right next to the electrical room) and states this… “Are you aware that someone has grounded all of your equipment to your gas line pipe that runs across your ceiling?” Well no I did not know that… interesting that someone would really do that…idiot.
I’m no electrician but I would generally avoid using a gas line for grounding but that’s just me. -Scott
Featuring the poster-girl for one of the most popular memes of 2012, the Overly Attached Girlfriend…a PSA from your computer:
So today I got a call from a very upset user at the company I provide support for. Just as a little back story, this company use to outsource their it, but after a falling out with each other, decided to hire its own IT staff. When I got there, I had no notes or anything that had occurred while the other company was providing us with IT support. How ever, this particular user had a software called “covenant eyes” on his machine which was wrecking havoc on it.
Now back to the present. The user was calling because he was visiting our sites home page and was “appalled” at the ads that we had showing on the page. I asked him to refresh his page and see what it showed then. Apparently this just showed more “raunchy” ads.
I go to my computer, pull up our website, and suddenly realize that our ads are Google recommended ads based on each persons recent browsing history.
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I think I’m starting to (unwittingly) put together a computer museum in my office at home…
Went to go visit my dad (who worked as a system analyst for 35+ years), and he gave me this. I remember installing this and not knowing what to do with it (to be fair, the unopened disks were for the bonus pack). From what I understand, this was an awesome OS.
Who will watch the watchmen watching the watchmen. I assume it was to be a screenshot of a an error on our site?