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

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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]

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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]

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  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”

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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.

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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]

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

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...