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

Go Daddy gets owned: your inbox not as full as a result

Go Daddy, the ubiquitous online hosting and registration service got owned today by a person named @AnonymousOwn3r - note that there seems to be some contention whether this person is really a part of Anonymous or not.In any case, AnonymousOwn3r has not made it...

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

...your day starts like this:via:

Certainly Feels Like A Monday [gif]

Being an IT professional the day after major overnight storms. Or as I call it, yesterday.via:

Drill baby, drill

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun ;)We sent two techs to a new remote office location to install the phone system/networking gear. When they were trying to hang the rack on the wall in the closet, the stud finder just kept going crazy.So they drilled...

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:

Cougar support, only not nearly as cool as it sounds

Yikes - my worst nightmare...---I do on-site IT work. Mostly commercial, I also do some residential. This was a residential job. Those are always either an awesome experience (receive cupcakes or such, and meet great people) or a nightmare (like this).I was 22 at...

Bad start to the day for any server admin [pic]

 The only time I remember seeing something like this was when I was setting up a disk array and the drives were still initializing (or were not yet configured).  This?  This is not good.  My thoughts go out to you and your colon...via:

The touch of death

I work in a medical facility where we run a few procedure rooms for operations, etc.  The PCs in the room are outfitted with a large 40" medical grade LCD screen for viewing high-resolution diagnostic images and/or X-Rays.At the time of this story, the...

AT&T: What the hell?

This is a long one, but it delivers... - Rob---Thank you for your patience! An AT&T customer service representative will be with you shortly.You are now chatting with 'Nina'.Nina: Hello.  Thank you for chatting with AT&T today.  I understand your U-verse account is locked....

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: