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Stories that document the ill-fated attempts of IT to fix something, but things go horribly, horribly wrong.

Garbage Pail Peripherals: Cannot Be Unseen… [pic]

Nothing can prepare you for the horror...what the heck is that?!  Ear-wax?!via:

Too Many Bugs In This System [pic]

Random thought...I just had flashbacks to playing this game when I was young on our Tandy 1000...:via:

Crapbook Pro [pic]

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You know it’s going to be a good day when…

...your day starts like this:via:

Not The Dreaded Copy & Paste Hack! [pic]

 Better be on the lookout. You don't want to be copy and pasted!*shared*

You Might Have Been In IT Too Long When… [pic]

You can recognize the make and model of a tablet just from a glimpse of its charred remains.PSA: Keep your tablets off the stove.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...

“WHICH ONE IS THE CD PLAYER?!” [story]

I had a printer rep in trying to figure out why his printer would not print PDF's correctly.  He was a smug little guy who acted like he knew everything.  In any case, one of the things we did required a CD to get...

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: