Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Acronis True Image 2020

Horror Stories

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

Always Getting The Blame

Client: “My site is down. What did you do?” Me: “Well, I haven’t done anything in a while. Can you get to Client: “No. Why...

You Broke The Internet [story]

CLIENT: "… Also, on this page when you click on a link, it breaks the web"ME: “Sorry, which part does it break?"CLIENT: “It breaks...

Lessons in backup (RAID failure) – never underestimate the cost of data loss

Client (I'll call then AirStuff) had around forty employees and does design and fabriaction of air handling systems. They have four "beige box" servers,...

Can I ask You A Computer Question? [story]

I was at a party when a client’s business partner approached me.  Client: Hey, tells me you could answer a computer question for me. Me: Depends. What’s the question? Client: My...

Bad start to the day for any server admin [pic]

 The only time I remember seeing something like this was when I was setting up a disk array and the drives were still initializing...

Do you sign a contract for free work? Always answer “YES”

From our friends at Clients from Hell:A friend of mine asked if I could help out with a shoot for an acquaintance who was...

Cable subcontractor installing your Internet service? Expect this.

Sadly, this is not surprising to me at all.Reddit caption: "This is how our cable provider set up our modem"This practice needs to stop.via:...

I think you’ve missed an important detail [CPU Gore]

 Seems staged, but hey...if you've been a reader here for long, you know you have seen stranger things...via: