[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 22:58:24 UTC 2013


Couldn't find a port I could get working easily on OpenVMS


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Should have installed Missile Command.  :+P
>
> -AW
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Operations guys were complaining of being bored on flights, so I helped
>> them install Oregon Trail on OpenVMS for our aircraft.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>>
>>> that reminds me of the time I was doing tech support, talking someone
>>> through setting up their email account on outlook express....
>>>
>>> Outgoing Mail Server: sasinsam masinmary tasintom pasinpaul [headdesk]
>>>
>>> this one isn't mine, but is my favorite IT WTF story:
>>>
>>> http://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html
>>>
>>> -wes
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I once worked on a UT professors computer in the support department.  I
>>>> stuck a CD in the CDROM drive to install some driver software, but it would
>>>> not read the disk.  I used this disk like 100 times a day, so I know it
>>>> worked.  I open the tray and look at the disk, but there is nothing wrong.
>>>>  As I go to put it back into the drive I notice something weird about the
>>>> tray, a brown ring.  As it turns out, he thought that the coffee tray was
>>>> the best idea ever for computers as it kept him from spilling it on his
>>>> desk piled with crap.
>>>>
>>>> -AW
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Randy Yates <lpcustom at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I thought I'd start this because I was just telling some friends about
>>>>> something that happened at a previous company, and I wanted to hear more
>>>>> funny stories from the IT world.
>>>>>
>>>>> The company I worked at used HP Service Center for etickets. We called
>>>>> their support because we had a question about LDAP authentication. The
>>>>> support guy told us that we would have to call LDAP with the question.
>>>>>
>>>>> Who's next?
>>>>>
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>>>> Aaron Welch
>>>> Chief Mechanic @ Geek Ventures
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>>>> n2nightfall at gmail.com
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