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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’

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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.”

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

I think your friend is a troll. Just sayin.

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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]

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...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?

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

Cable Management Is An Art Form [pic]

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

This just fosters bad behavior…

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