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Simply Disastrous

Simple fixes or changes can cause completely catastrophic results.

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I don't see the Ask toolbar anywhere. via:

Your mailbox runneth over

The college runs a Remedy helpdesk solution. One of the deans had a problem with her computer, they created a ticket, and of course Remedy sent a copy of the ticket to her. The problem was that she had set up the out-of-office assistant...

Being punted in the groin by irony

So, we've been dealing with an uptick in outages lately.  We've had a few severe storms roll through our area, and subsequently, have experienced some extended outages at a leased location where our admin offices are housed.  The first storm caused an outage of...

220, 221, Whatever It Takes [story]

I was working for a local community college and my boss asked me to go check out a machine in the admin lab. The admin lab was a small room with 4 PCs in it that the people in the admin office could use...

Fail tech level: advanced

Here's one to appeal to our Linux readers... - Rob So, inspired by the "facepalm" thread (on the Spiceworks forums), I thought I would chime in with one of my all-time classics. Needed to update a package on a server. Dependency check fails on krb5. No...

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

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 who acted like he knew everything.  In any case, one of the things we did required a CD to get...

Colossal IT Fail: Accidentally formatting hard disks of 9,000 PCs and 490 servers

HOLY CRAP.  Here is an IT horror story from Rod Trent over at myITforum.com (a great site if you get the chance to head there): A bit of helpful information for the uninitiated: SCCM or (Systems Center Configuration Manager) from Microsoft is a tool IT administrators...

Finally Upgraded To A Solid State Drive [pic]

It's smoking fast! via:

No Cases With Lights At My House [comic]

This is why. via:

Improvised Hard Drive Mount [pic]

Really? I unwrap most thing prior to use. via:
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