Saturday, August 5, 2017

Overheard at the Office #74

Him: did you write me that powershell?
Me: the script is right there in the page you sent me......
Him: So how do you powershell?
Me: save the file and run it?
Him: uh...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Overheard at the Office #73

<<name redacted>> has started investigating why these machines are not in Activate Director. He'll be reaching out to you later today.


While he's at it, I don't think any of our machines are in activate director.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Overheard at the Office #72

Every piece of software in use at the company could be found in the IT share on the server.  Every directory inside of the share contained a text file called "This torrent downloaded from Demonoid.txt."  Management claimed to have no idea.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Overheard at the Office #71

The year is 2014. The entire company runs on a single SBS2003 server. The owner allegedly backs everything up to a thumbdrive.  Which never leaves the server.  Which has never been checked.


And I guess we can say which may or may not even be still in the server for all anyone there knows.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Overheard on Reddit #3

This thread is full of absolute gold.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/6825i7/if_gordon_ramsay_did_a_show_called_it_nightmares/

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Overheard at the Office #70

Me: Are you able to ping the device?

Coworker:  Yes

Coworker opens a command prompt, types ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Coworker:  See??

Me:  it says "destination host unreachable"

Cowoker:  <<crickets>>

Me:  you can't ping it.....

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Overheard at the Office #69

Coworker A:  I'm here about the device you've been looking for that was on the vulnerability scan.
Coworker B:  Yeah, it says it's a Cisco router.
Coworker A:  There's no Cisco routers in this space.  The inventory says that IP address is some sort of postage meter.
Coworker B:  If we have one of those, it would be over here, but I don't think that's right....
<<the two walk off in search of the device, then come back 5 minutes later>>
Coworker B:  Well, it said it's a Cisco router, so that's what we should be looking for.....


Again, there's no Cisco routers (or any other router for that matter) here in this office.