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
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
Let's... drawer a veil over why this laser printer would decide to stop working randomly
On Call Easiest call-out ever (after a pinch of sleuthing)
06 Nov 2020
Did I or did I not ask you to double-check that the socket was on? Now I've driven 15 miles, what have we found?
On Call IT idiocy by government is as old as IT itself
30 Oct 2020
The engineer lurking behind the curtain: Musical monitors on a meagre IT budget
On Call The '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 Call Automated 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 Call Powerful 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 Call Playing 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 Call MAYBE IF I PRINT EVERYTHING IN CAPS?
25 Sep 2020