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.

Lessons in IT: When IT pros go bad

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#1: Tell someone else who knows what they're doing before you fire someone who can damage the company.A former job, right before I was...

Merry Christmas from Amazon.com

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That's a Geforce GTX 570 right there, which at the time of this writing, retails for around $340.00 on Amazon.This was purchased via Amazon,...

Pranks have little room in IT

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Hmmm ... had to be back in my programming days when I would receive data tapes (from hospitals) and had to offload all the...

And here’s the reason why we don’t just hand out admin access

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I walked into work one morning and the company receptionist immediately greeted me with "Mornin! Hey the network's down." Unfortunately it wasn't the first...

Kind of like a landmine, only the fallout’s more expensive

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Republished with permission from our friends at the Daily WTF:He was greeted at reception by Manny, one of the upper-level directors. He got the...

IT Fail: This is why you don’t mess with Windows logon

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Republished with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF:Companies beyond a certain size all follow the same basic pattern. Where possible, everything gets centralized...

Shocking Experience

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Firstly, let me start this submission off by stating that I myself and not an IT person, but do believe this experience is a...

This just fosters bad behavior…

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I was just at a local tech conference, and of course, there were the various vendors from GFI, VMWare, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, etc. -...

If at first you don’t succeed, FORCE IT.

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This morning, I walk into the office to a ticket labeled "Broken Laptop". Clicking it open, it's from a manager that is well known...

Asking all the right questions

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Reprinted with permission from our friends at The Daily WTF:Lawrence’s interview started with Mark, the new MIS manager. A recruiter had hooked them up....