Sunday, December 9, 2018

Horror Stories

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

We get no respect: The Hospital Upgrade

Today was fun... As many of you know, I work in a hospital. Recently, a life-cycle exchange was done for about 35 old Dells we had in many of the offices and some of the ORs. In addition to scrambling to ensure a lot...

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...

I scoff at your “warm boot.”

A couple years back, our workplace was converting some offices into clinic space.  As such, a major demolition had to occur on the same floor as our server room.  The good news: the construction crew did not have to do any work with the...

I Think He Wants A New Mouse [video]

Wow. I have to hand it to the call center guy...[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENi2oTCAm8]

A Story About ‘Magic’

I dont personally know when or where this was originally posted but it must be fairly old as the PDP-10 machine mentioned it from around the 60/70's! this version was borrowed from the catb.org Jargon file. Some years ago, I (GLS) was snooping around in...