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

If at first you don’t succeed, FORCE IT.

This morning, I walk into the office to a ticket labeled "Broken Laptop". Clicking it open, it's from a manager that is well known...

Yes, that’s a mouse nest.


Pro Tip: As an AV company, try not to flag your own software as...

Sophos had a little issue this week. After a typical update - since AV products update frequently - update, their AV was then detecting various...

May cool heads prevail. Now make me some coffee.

As is usually the way with these things, a year-end upgrade was planned out for our full-disk encryption software to upgrade it to the...

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...

“Patch, then reboot a server? That’s unneccesary.”

In 2003, my boss was of the opinion "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I had pushed to get some sort of patch...

On The Surface, It Seemed Okay To Use A Hair Dryer [pic]

...well, on the Surface keyboard, anyway. Spiceworks Community member ianmoore recounts: "User came up and asked if we had a new surface keyboard, turns out he...

Just because you’re in IT doesn’t mean you know IT

Background: I work on the support desk for a niche, business-only ISP. Our broadband products are expensive because you get direct support to people...

Holy Dustbunnies, Batman.

Supposedly, this is a pic of a system board from a hospital computer.  I don't doubt it - it's probably from a cast area...