* Posts by Iftikar

4 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Oct 2009

How I BLEW my co-workers' HEADS OFF ... without going to jail


Wireless Antics

I used the line of "network testing" to create a separate Wireless network and used it for impromptu games of Unreal Tournament - sadly this was stopped after the third successive headshot on my line manager - he thought I was picking on him -lol

BOFH: Shove your project managementry up your mailbox!


Re Callam

Now I find that a good rounders bat is a decent compromise - it's short enough that you can get a decent amount of power from a short swing, plus it's more easily concealable :)

Helpdesk Heroes or unappreciated geeks?



Speaking of mothers and family support.

I am the tech go-to guy in our family, doesn't matter if it's a pc, a tv or a toaster...

I remember my mum got a new pc - I think she upgraded from 95 to 98 (or similair), I told her to not plug in her old scanner as the drivers were different, anyway long story short - she plugged in the scanner and completely stuffed the system and it then became my urgent job to fix it!!

I took the machine home, fixed the driver issue and at the same time swapped her swanky new GeForce 3 graphics card for my long in the tooth GeForce 1 - she didn't need it she didn't play games!!

Don't think I ever did tell her what I did :)


Oi Remember.....

In my early IT career I was working on a telephone helpdesk on an early morning shift...

I received a phone call from a customer wanting to know why they were unable to log in to the computer system - I asked the nice old lady if she could go to the server for me and nice as pie she told me "oh no, we've been flooded, it's under 3ft of water", she then proceeded to complain to my supervisor when I told her that we would not be able to get them up and running in the next 5 minutes!