Thursday, July 27, 2017

“But That’s The Button For The Internet” [video]

Wired presents: 7 Videos Of A Sysadmin’s Worst Nightmares

Found this some time ago... via I have to say, these are definitely the stuff of nightmares as a sysadmin - heck, we had water dripping on a few servers a couple years back, and THAT was disastrous enough! [youtube] [youtube] [youtube] [youtube] [youtube]   via:

A Man Named Henry

I met a guy named Henry while I was working today. I was 1/3 techs onsite (It was a Polo Ralph Lauren store), Henry was one of them. He's semi-bald, in his 40's, and he's pretty rad. We upgraded their server system and replaced...

Go Daddy gets owned: your inbox not as full as a result

Go Daddy, the ubiquitous online hosting and registration service got owned today by a person named @AnonymousOwn3r - note that there seems to be some contention whether this person is really a part of Anonymous or not. In any case, AnonymousOwn3r has not made it...

Well, I Think This Laptop Is Shot [pic]

"The item functions perfectly but as seen on the photo, there is a bullet hole just below the screen. A firearm discharged accidentally while being maintenanced."  via:

Colossal IT Fail: Accidentally formatting hard disks of 9,000 PCs and 490 servers

HOLY CRAP.  Here is an IT horror story from Rod Trent over at (a great site if you get the chance to head there): A bit of helpful information for the uninitiated: SCCM or (Systems Center Configuration Manager) from Microsoft is a tool IT administrators...

You Don’t Need To Spell “at” [story]

Hi, I have many stories as I’m working as a System admin/IT manager at a place where 90% are people above 40. Without saying where "this place" is - I can say we sell stuff you have to build yourself. and men hate going there. I...

July 27th…Happy Sysadmin Day!

Brothers an sisters in data.  Today is your day.  You've worked thankless hours patching servers, running cable, installing operating systems and configured innumerable routers and other network devices that move bits from point a to b and then some.  You've answered the "so, what...

If Twitter was invented in the 80’s