Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Watch Out, We’ve Got A Sysadmin Here [comic]

via: (thanks to Nic at SpiceWorld!)

Truth In Apple Advertising [pic]

I actually think the logo is kinda cool... -Rob

Oh hey, on your way out, can I have the root password please?

This story takes place while I was a consultant working for a firm out of Texas. For this gig I was sent to a training facility to be their SysAdmin. I arrive on site at the correct time, and am let into the building. The...

“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 Wired.com. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK4iS7d2AyU] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhlhj-_7Rrc] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBENKXrxJZI] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M_QTBENR1Q] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSy1wTzWdxk]   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 myITforum.com (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...