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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?

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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!

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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.

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

Even the best laid plans…

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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?

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Holy Dustbunnies, Batman.

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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.

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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....

May cool heads prevail. Now make me some coffee.

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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.”

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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...

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...