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

Spiceworks: Return of the cable closet contest!

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(CONTEST LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST) If you're some sort of weirdo and enjoy pics of nasty network closets or maybe your thing...

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...

User Hardware: Barf Worthy Mouse [pic]

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Reddit and lunch time don't mix. via:

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

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Go Daddy, the ubiquitous online hosting and registration service got owned today by a person named @AnonymousOwn3r - note that there seems to be...

“I Guess I Didn’t Need Your Fancy Tech Support After All” [story]

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From our friends at clientsfromhell.net: FANCY TECH SUPPORT Over the phone: Client: “I’ve put the DVD in my computer but it won’t recognize it in Windows Media...

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

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  The only time I remember seeing something like this was when I was setting up a disk array and the drives were still initializing...

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...

220, 221, Whatever It Takes [story]

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I was working for a local community college and my boss asked me to go check out a machine in the admin lab. The...

No Cases With Lights At My House [comic]

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This is why. via:

“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...