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Words of holiday wisdom

"Just got handed a Compaq Presario laptop, it is older than the dust in my basement. It has a fried backlight, useless CDROM, and dead battery. "Can you clean this up so I can give it to someone who doesn't have a computer?" I offered...

Microwaved iPhone: How Do People Fall For This Crap? [pic]

"I work at a university tech support desk (ran by students.) One afternoon, this girl and her posse come up to the desk, saying that her iPhone wont connect to her computer. I say ok and ask her to bring it out. She brings...

A kinda psychic printer

One day, I get a call to fix a printer issue.  “The printer keeps printing weird stuff!” I’m told.   As I approach the network printer the teacher pulls off several print jobs of strange number/letter codes in very large fonts.   As they throw them into...

Pranks have little room in IT

Hmmm ... had to be back in my programming days when I would receive data tapes (from hospitals) and had to offload all the data onto a CD Jukebox device, which was "bleeding edge" tech @ that time (another story). I was trying to download...

Can you, uh, maximize that for me?

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Active Desktops: Wait, do people actually use this?

If so, what do your users use it for?  Anything intentional? via:

And here’s the reason why we don’t just hand out admin access

I walked into work one morning and the company receptionist immediately greeted me with "Mornin! Hey the network's down." Unfortunately it wasn't the first time my morning as network manager started that way. I made my way to my office to dump my stuff...

Good Guy Firefighter

I LOVE this story - Rob -- I'm a career firefighter who was a computer science major in a previous life, so I often get tapped to handle my departments IT issues. Sometimes, that duty spills over to actual emergencies. We responded to a house fire and...

IT Fail: This is why you don’t mess with Windows logon

Republished with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF: Companies beyond a certain size all follow the same basic pattern. Where possible, everything gets centralized in the global office- email, web servers, Active Directory, etc. They dictate policy and then leave it to the extremeties...

Nothing personal…

More recruiter spam, but this time the recruiter doesn't want to be burdened with the formality of names. via:  
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