On Call Not quite what we meant by 'disk capacity'
16 Apr 2021
For blinkenlights sake.... RTFM! Yes. Read The Front of the Machine
On Call Before smartphones and LCD displays there were... green lights and red lights
09 Apr 2021
Yep, you're totally unique: That one very special user and their very special problem
On Call Register reader finds that some Apple fans are... not very bright?
02 Apr 2021
Yes, there's nothing quite like braving the M4 into London on the eve of a bank holiday just to eject a non-bootable floppy
On Call I can indeed make things magically disappear if I shout loudly enough
26 Mar 2021
From Maidenhead to Morocco: In a change to the scheduled programming, we bring you The On Call of Dreams
On Call Here's looking at you, kid
19 Mar 2021
Don't be a fool, cover your tool: How IBM's mighty XT keyboard was felled by toxic atmosphere of the '80s
On Call The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of forty thousand... cigarettes?
12 Mar 2021
I haven't bought new pants for years, why do I have to keep buying new PCs?
On Call Friends and family tech support meets steam-powered computing
05 Mar 2021
A word to the Wyse: Smoking cigars in the office is very bad for you... and your monitor
On Call A matte-black terminal? Neat! Where can I get one?
26 Feb 2021
The wastepaper basket is on the other side of the office – that must be why they put all these slots in the computer
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