Monday, June 1, 2020
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Horror Stories

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

Trial by threat of fire

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From the Daily WTF:For a Ramen-fueled college student, a job offer that actually involves doing the work you're in school to learn and has...

Oldie: Best Buy sells fake iPad. “Whoops.”

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This is a bit old, but still relevant - this is on the heels of our (near) customer fraud story from the other day...(thanks...

DB_Admin != ‘efficient’

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From the Daily WTF:After weeks, months, or even years of setting up and preparing to sell, it’s always exciting to get those few customers....

Buy this guy a beer -or- How to anger a local “computer fixit” shop

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(edited) - RobI was at a restaurant, and while waiting for a table, I decided to check out the computer store located next to...

SELECT* from expletives WHERE soul_destroying = ‘true’

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From the Daily WTF: Jeroen's colleague had the misfortune of being assigned to debug an intermittent, unspecified error in the one of the oldest of...

We get no respect: The Hospital Upgrade

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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...

Drill baby, drill

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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...

I scoff at your “warm boot.”

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A couple years back, our workplace was converting some offices into clinic space.  As such, a major demolition had to occur on the same...

I Think He Wants A New Mouse [video]

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

A Story About ‘Magic’

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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...