Must-see stuff for computer geeks and IT workers anywhere. If this wasn’t part of your training, it damn well should have been! Some of these glorious gems date back to the turn of the century and my own humble beginnings as an IT support professional, and others go even further into the mists of ancient times where true floppy disks and tape reels were the ruling master race of information management, and CPU cycles were still counted in mere megahertz.
Video: An awesome classic IT sketch by ‘3 Dead Trolls In A Baggie”, giving a humorous, if roughly accurate, look into life in trenches of tech support.
Text: The Bastard Operator From Hell is next best thing to a deity in Geek circles. Going back to the late Eighties, Simon Travaglia paints a picture of a man with a disproportionate amount of power, who is not afraid to use it, for good, or more often for worse.
Text: George is, quite simply, the worst helpdesk technician ever. His grasp on the written word is shakier than a canoe full of epileptics. His knowledge of computers is thinner than a Vegas dancer’s chiffon underpants. He is, by all standards of intelligence, a rock. Presented herein are some of the most mangled, garbled, and just plain screwed up help desk tickets ever seen by human eyes.
Video: Hilarious mash up of real-world IT problems involving hapless tech support and the retards who interrupt his Halo-playing.
Video: I often compare my work in IT support with other things, such as learning to use a computer vs learning to drive a car. Occasionally I come across clients who, really, feel as if they would need directions to open a door. WARNING: This video is in Norwegian, and there are presently no known subtitles.