Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Stories that document the ill-fated attempts of IT to fix something, but things go horribly, horribly wrong.

Son, I Think I Broke The Computer [story]

My poor dad is as computer illiterate as a 50-year old Mexican immigrant can get. Growing up poor in Mexico, he didn't have access to much technology. When I started college I bought a PC and he was amazed at what we could do...

It Helps To Know What You’re Talking About… [story]

From clientsfromhell.net: I was rendering still images for a publicity company and was working with a representative from the company to help (hah!) facilitate communication. ME: Okay, I have rendered all the images you requested and saved them into one .psd, and also included a folder with the...

He was probably busy with his blog…heh.

About a year ago I interviewed for a Systems Admin position; the interviewer was the current systems admin and had been with the co. for ~10 years.  Stupid me, I didn't ask the right questions, assuming this guy had his sh!!te straight.  Bad move.I...

A Man Named Henry

I met a guy named Henry while I was working today. I was 1/3 techs onsite (It was a Polo Ralph Lauren store), Henry was one of them. He's semi-bald, in his 40's, and he's pretty rad. We upgraded their server system and replaced...

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...

Kind of like a landmine, only the fallout’s more expensive

Republished with permission from our friends at the Daily WTF:He was greeted at reception by Manny, one of the upper-level directors. He got the tour-- reception, sales, call center-- and ended up in the kitchen. Over a free breakfast of free coffee and free...

Printer Vs. Fork Truck [pic]

This was a Zebra label printer in another life.

I think you arrived at the proper conclusion.

While working as a field service tech (think Geek Squad, except a small private company,) I had a customer who would call in every month or two with a virus infection. Every time I went to his house I would hear him running around...