Friday, October 18, 2019
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Horror Stories

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

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

(edited) - RobI was at a restaurant, and while waiting for a table, I decided to check out the computer store located next to it.  While in the store, I was messing around on an Acer Iconia 6120 (neat, but not very practical) demo...

SELECT* from expletives WHERE soul_destroying = ‘true’

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 the legacy applications. "The good news is that I've isolated it to a database query," he told Jeroen, "the bad...

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...