Thursday, October 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.

Wired presents: 7 Videos Of A Sysadmin’s Worst Nightmares

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Found this some time ago... via Wired.com.I have to say, these are definitely the stuff of nightmares as a sysadmin - heck, we had water...

You Might Have Been In IT Too Long When… [pic]

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You can recognize the make and model of a tablet just from a glimpse of its charred remains.PSA: Keep your tablets off the stove.via:...

Son, I Think I Broke The Computer [story]

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My poor dad is as computer illiterate as a 50-year old Mexican immigrant can get. Growing up poor in Mexico, he didn't have access...

Replace Your Failing Hardware [story]

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From Reddit: You need to replace the switch! Hi! So before I begin please let me set the scene. I am the lone IT guy...

“WHICH ONE IS THE CD PLAYER?!” [story]

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I had a printer rep in trying to figure out why his printer would not print PDF's correctly.  He was a smug little guy...

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...

Certainly Feels Like A Monday [gif]

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Being an IT professional the day after major overnight storms. Or as I call it, yesterday.via:

Literally The Worst Power Cables [pic]

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These cables are what shipped with some new Samsung computer monitors. These are these are completely useless.

Need A New Proc [pic]

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Not good, not good at all. Don't let Hercules remove the heatsink next time.