Friday, February 22, 2019

FailDesk – Nominated For SysAdmin Blog Award [info]

FailDesk has been shortlisted for a SysAdmin Blog Award - Most Humorous Blog You read that correctly! We were chosen as a finalist for the SysAdmin Blog Awards in the Most Humorous Blog category. The winners are announced on March 14th and we'll let you know...

Amazon S3: Taken Down By Typo [news]

Thousands of websites down, trillions of objects unavailable to cloud customers - all taken offline by a mistake in a command and fixed by a reboot. We've been saying it for years: the old off and back on again works like a charm!Read more...

Guy builds video game in Excel. In other news, least efficient game designer in the world located.

BBC reports that an accountant (of course) named Cary Walkin developed a fantasy turn-based RPG in Excel(!) over the course of 4 months while he was studying for his MBA in Toronto.  "Sssssuuuuure he did" said his employer.The game, called Arena.xlsm, is developed using...

Facebook update: “JUST GOT PULLED OVER LOLZ”

As reported by Fox news via Der Spiegel, a driver in Germany was pulled over for speeding and the police discovered the guy may have a bad habit of being distracted while driving.The guy had a laptop PC, printer, a couple cell phones, a...

One part awesome, one part “Oh crap”: DARPA funded power-strip can hack your network

Well, keep on the lookout for this gizmo...called the "PowerPwn" - fitting, right?From ZDNet: The Power Pwn may look like an ordinary power strip, maybe with an included surge protector, but it's far from it. Network administrators and IT staff in general need to be...

Tech Win: Vandals break into congressman’s office; install Linux

The Register reports that vandals broke into New York congressman Michael Grimm's campaign office and installed Linux on the server and workstations.  When asked for a comment, Grimm stated "This is an attack against a federal campaign office, which is an attack on our...

Google ruined a donkey’s dirt bath, conspirassy dedonked! [news]

If you're not aware, Google has made the news again, but not in the usual way - this time, people have called them out for hitting/killing a donkey in Botswana with one of their Google Street View cars.  While finding oddities with Google's mapping...

Tech news flashback: I think we know the answer to this.

I saw a photo linking to this article on Imgur the other day via the NYT and I felt it was worth commenting on.Stated via the Imgur link, the Times predicted this way ahead of the curve (February 25, 2010!) - but, honestly to...

Apple stores really should have drive-thrus [news]

On January 13th, an elderly person drove their Lincoln Town Car right into the Lincoln Park, Chicago Apple store.  No "geniuses" were hurt in the making of this awesome news story. "The dark-colored sedan drove through the glass walls and made it about four or...

iSue 2: Apple’s lawyers gunning for Polish grocery chain

Apple, who seems to be suing everyone they can, has focused on a grocery store in Poland, claiming copyright and/or trademark infringement.  I kind of understand why, kinda - the supermarket chain owns the A.pl domain ("A.pl Internet SA" - get it?  A.pl?), while...