On Call Wow, this PC is hot stuff... actually it might be a bit too hot
19 Feb 2021
We know it's hard to get your kicks at work – just do it away from a wall switch powering anything important
On Call Does your office have a singing swinger?
12 Feb 2021
The Linux box that runs the exec carpark gate is down! A chance for PostgreSQL Man to show his quality
On Call They still laid him off, though
05 Feb 2021
Takes from the taxpayer, gives to the old – by squishing a bug in Thatcherite benefits system
On Call IT's Robin Hoooooood, Robin Hoooooood, Robin Hoooooood
29 Jan 2021
You can drive a car with your feet, you can operate a sewing machine with your feet. Same goes for computers obviously
On Call Mice do like cheese after all
22 Jan 2021
The Novell NetWare box keeps rebooting over and over again yet no one has touched it? We're going on a stakeout
On Call IT staff can be so... spiky sometimes
15 Jan 2021
Pizza and beer night out the window, hours trying to sort issue, then a fresh pair of eyes says 'See, the problem is...'
On Call Cold comfort for manager at the top of the escalation chain
08 Jan 2021
I built a shed once. How hard can a data centre be?
On Call Brute force and ignorance a happy VAX does not make
01 Jan 2021
The curse of knowing a bit about IT: 'Could you just...?' and 'No I haven't changed anything'
12BoC Two firewalls are better than one, right?
30 Dec 2020
Yes, Microsoft Access was a recalcitrant beast, but the first step is to turn the computer on
12BoC I've got the power! Psyche. I definitely don't
28 Dec 2020
Everybody's time is precious, pal: Sometimes it isn't only the terminals that are dumb
12BoC Modem life is rubbish
27 Dec 2020
A pub denied: One man's tale of festive frolics postponed by the curse of the On Call phone
12BoC Just a little jiggle
25 Dec 2020
Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech
On Call Fur the love of god!
18 Dec 2020
Oh, no one knows what goes on behind locked doors... so don't leave your UPS in there
On Call Company safe... telephone gear... Is this the cleaner's cupboard?
11 Dec 2020
There are two sides to every story, two ends to every cable
On Call Panto season arrives at Vulture Central
04 Dec 2020
Who knew that hosing a table with copious amounts of cubic metres would trip adult filters?
On Call Another fine mess
27 Nov 2020
When even a power-cycle fandango cannot save your Windows desktop
On Call In steps our hero: Have you tried turning it off and on again?
20 Nov 2020
Solving a big, yellow IT problem: If it's not wearing hi-vis, I don't trust it
On Call Throw in a clipboard and you look like you're the business
13 Nov 2020