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I had implemented a quota system for my departmental server at a hospital. One of the social workers was continually running up against the quota and continued to complain about the lack of space. I explained that non-work related items should not be stored on the server as a it was a misuse of resources and perhaps she should consider storing those items off to a floppy or CD.
RR wrote: There's a Dark, Ugly Side of IT Guys too. Sample: Nobody really trusts anybody! I know a guy who was in the department for 8 years, and they never really gave him the ability to change passwords for the users he served. They wanted to keep the numbers down on who could do this to 2 or 3 people… If we all took vacations at the same time, it was a nightmare for the users who forgot or didn't change their passwords before they were forced to change them. Users were locked out until an administrator could be reach on their vacation.
One of my colleague was new to the office. He was given the task of installing the OS on multiple systems for few days to learn and understand the products.
Pointy Head: "I can't save files to the server."
IT Guy: "Hmm..It appears VP Fred has filled it up with his entire collection of birthday podcasts."
Hello. I have coursework to hand in by 3PM today but I deleted it. Can you help?
One day our Help Desk received a call from an irate teacher indicating that they were not able to save their report cards and they had no doubt that the problem was caused by "The Computer Guy" who had been spotted in the school the day before.
“No problem. Your I’ll reset your password to the word password with a capital P, and a zero for the 0. Once you log in you’ll be prompted to change it.”
( long pause )
“I’ll make sure I typed it right… OK… For your password type capital P, lower case a s, lower case s, lower case w, the number zero, lower case r, lower case d.”
TS: Umm... light are out, PC is out, surge suppressor is dead. What
does work in here?
PHP: Well, my fan (battery powered 2" high purple plastic fan), my
telephone, and this stapler.
TS: The stapler isn't electric.
PHP: Really? I requested an electric one. I wondered why I had to
push it so hard.
TS: Am I to understand that the only copy of your book manuscript is
small enough to fit on a floppy; and the only copy is now jammed in your
PHP: Well, you don't need to say it that way.
RR wrote: Oh this is just a little of my collection! Sample: "You're the IT guy, you should know how to do all this stuff.... NOW! By the way I need to re-arrange my office space, can you help me move this heavy desk?"
When the primary file server at my Fortune 50 company ran out of file space and crashed, hamstringing some 6,000 employees, the Novell engineering team was called to the Director of IT’s office… the PHB. This was the first time “The Problem” occurred.
At a university law school there was a secretary that had managed to accumulate a file structure of 14,000 files in 9000 subdirectories. That woman can file!
It all started with "Bob, I need to see you in my office." Counsel decided that we needed to retain e-mail and user files for a potential litigation. So instead of implementing a system to, uh, "archive" mail and files it was decided to just take our backup tapes for each day, keep them. Buying new tapes as needed. Thereby solving the problem, once and for all.
While investigating the RFP for a backup vendor, an assistant manager explained that the current solution was not working, getting up, banging on the table and yelling "NDMP doesn't work".
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