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Hey, thanks for the diagnosis, doctor!

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I recently started working with an IT service business. We usually serviced business that had anywhere from 5-30 employees. One of these businesses really...

IT Achievements unlocked! [IT Fun!]

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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...

You underestimate the power of pissed off Union workers

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About 12 years ago I worked for a shipping company as sysadmin.  As such, it was my responsibility to make suggestions on how to...

You should rethink your degree…

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At a previous job at a university, one of the student assistants in charge of running a computer lab called in and told us...

“There’s A Hacker In The Parking Lot, Go Find Him” [story]

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I'm a know-nothing-fresh out of college kid in his first week at an actual IT job. Immediately we have a security issue. My boss...

Faildesk Byte: Laser printing

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I had a customer call in and she said she could not print. I asked if it her printer was wired or wireless, she...

Overclocking Done Wrong [pic]

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WONDER IF I CAN HIT 10MHZ ON THIS PROCESSOR!?! via By: Steven Paterson

Gateway 2000 Stories

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Once upon a decade ago, I was an online tech for Gateway 2000 in Sioux City, IA. Being an online support person, we fielded...

Infected Mouse Make Bad Trades

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I was a stockbroker at a popular online brokerage. In order to save money, the brokers in the branch offices were made into the...

Oblivious when wet

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We've got a water cooler outside my office. There is a huge pool of water surrounding this water cooler. And there is no tank...