[Chugalug] OT Funny IT Stories

Randy Yates lpcustom at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 23:30:18 UTC 2013


You have to admit that's pretty crafty.


On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Mike Smith <mikeosmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> Name of company omitted to protect the guilty.
>
> There was a Mac, a mouse taped to a rubber band in turn taped to the desk.
> A string connected to a phone cord connected to a small oscillating fan.
> The fan would turn and the tension was just so that the mouse would move to
> keep the mac from going to sleep. It was a production critical system.
>
> Pointing out that you could turn off sleep, or remove it from the group in
> XServe, or DONT PUT PRODUCTION ON AN EXPOSED USER CLASS SYSTEM all had the
> same affect.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Smith
> (423) 650-4417
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> 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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