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

A Story About ‘Magic’

I dont personally know when or where this was originally posted but it must be fairly old as the PDP-10 machine mentioned it from...

“No joke.”

So one year ago I was working off-site phone-based tech support for a very large pharmaceutical company; mostly email issues, VPN stuff, " printer...

I think your friend is a troll. Just sayin.

An oldie, but since it's never been posted here...I give you more from the "Round peg, square hole" files...via:

Well, That’s A Dirty PC… [video]

...of course, everyone will invariably respond with "You haven't seen anything yet," or "What - you've never worked in a warehouse that makes x,"...

What was he doing for 4 hours?

Went to a client's office several weeks ago to do some work. Actually clean-up work from the last "IT Expert" they had on retainer.$250...

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...

Cable subcontractor installing your Internet service? Expect this.

Sadly, this is not surprising to me at all.Reddit caption: "This is how our cable provider set up our modem"This practice needs to stop.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 (a great site if you get the chance to head...

Cable Management Is An Art Form [pic]

Unfortunately a lot of us are left with crap like this.

This just fosters bad behavior…

I was just at a local tech conference, and of course, there were the various vendors from GFI, VMWare, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, etc. -...