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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

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:

Lessons in IT: When IT pros go bad

#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

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

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