On CallThe 'S' in SX, stands for 'Sporty', ok?
23 Oct 2020
When you're On Call, only you can hear the silence of the clicks
On CallAutomated alerting? Escalating robo-calling? All ok, but beware the inebriated meatbag in the system
16 Oct 2020
IT Marie Kondo asks: Does this noisy PC spark joy? Alas, no. So under the desk it goes
On CallPowerful computers need powerful fans, after all
09 Oct 2020
There ain't no problem that can't be solved with the help of American horsepower – even yanking on a coax cable
On CallPlaying tug o' war with a 1970s IBM mainframe
02 Oct 2020
Help! My printer won't print no matter how much I shout at it!
On CallMAYBE IF I PRINT EVERYTHING IN CAPS?
25 Sep 2020
He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended
On CallGo pivot on this
18 Sep 2020
The power of Bill compels you: A server room possessed by a Microsoft-hating, Linux-loving Demon
On CallLuckily, earthly pleasures dished out by the exorcist
11 Sep 2020
Mate, it's the '90s. You don't need to be reachable every minute of every hour. Your operating system can't cope
On CallEudora checking for emails how often? On Windows 3.1?
04 Sep 2020
Techie studied ancient ways of iSeries machine, saved day when user unleashed eldritch powers, got £50 gift voucher
On CallBrushing away the cobwebs of decades-old code like Indiana Jones
28 Aug 2020
You *bang* will never *smash* humiliate me *whack* in front of *clang* the teen computer whizz *crunch* EVER AGAIN
On CallThe Christmas when your teenage kicks were fixing next door's Amiga
21 Aug 2020
Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced techie is indistinguishable from magic
On CallAnd with a wave of his hand, the printer was fixed
14 Aug 2020
I got 99 problems, and all of them are your fault
On CallStiffened sinews and floppy disks
07 Aug 2020
'I'm telling you, I haven't got an iPad!' – Sent from my iPad
On CallCareless autoreplies cripple email at the heart of local government
31 Jul 2020
What evil lurks within the data centre, and why is it DDoS-ing the ever-loving pants off us?
On CallWhen 'works OK on my machine' goes global
24 Jul 2020
Oh sure, we'll just make a tiny little change in every source file without letting anyone know. What could go wrong?
On CallUp from the depths / Thirty stories high / Breathing fire / Its head in the sky / IT'S EMAIL!
17 Jul 2020
The reluctant log trawler: The buck stops with the back-end
On CallHope for web success, but plan for every possible (and impossible) failure
10 Jul 2020
Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds
On CallThinking in binary, dreaming in hexadecimal, and this is what they'll remember you for
03 Jul 2020
Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth
On CallThere's a rat in my system, what am I gonna do?
26 Jun 2020