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

Oh hey, on your way out, can I have the root password please?

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This story takes place while I was a consultant working for a firm out of Texas. For this gig I was sent to a...

Lessons in backup (RAID failure) – never underestimate the cost of data loss

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Client (I'll call then AirStuff) had around forty employees and does design and fabriaction of air handling systems. They have four "beige box" servers,...

I don’t know how I’d handle this one…

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Two years ago, a "large" lady called me because her pc wasn't booting properly. She said it was making lots of beeps and that...

Surely your outage has nothing to do with you unplugging equipment you don’t understand…

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First off I will say that I work for a very large retail corporation who makes billions annually and has a very large IT...

Printer Vs. Fork Truck [pic]

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This was a Zebra label printer in another life.

Fail tech level: advanced

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Here's one to appeal to our Linux readers... - Rob So, inspired by the "facepalm" thread (on the Spiceworks forums), I thought I would chime...

IT Horror Stories: Scumbag Programmers

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I was the first female PC programmer in 1985 using dBase III. I was assigned the task of changing a menu option in a...

Merry Christmas from Amazon.com

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That's a Geforce GTX 570 right there, which at the time of this writing, retails for around $340.00 on Amazon. This was purchased via Amazon,...

Crapbook Pro [pic]

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He was probably busy with his blog…heh.

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About a year ago I interviewed for a Systems Admin position; the interviewer was the current systems admin and had been with the co....