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Horror Stories

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

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...

Better lock it before you step away!

What happens when you leave your laptop unlocked and walk away? Rob happens. We never doubted it for a minute.

Computer crashed, but it’s OK now.

This is old, but WOW.  Put it under the desk or something...jeez. via:  

Even the best laid plans…

A while back I worked at a company that had a large number of satellite campuses. Each site had all their own equipment, staff,...

So, have you backed up lately?


Holy Dustbunnies, Batman.

Supposedly, this is a pic of a system board from a hospital computer.  I don't doubt it - it's probably from a cast area...

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....

May cool heads prevail. Now make me some coffee.

As is usually the way with these things, a year-end upgrade was planned out for our full-disk encryption software to upgrade it to the...

“No joke.”

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 don’t know how I’d handle this one…

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...