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Our IT support guy has been in the job since 1979, and never misses an opportunity to pick up a mouse and say "Hello computer" into it, Star Trek-style. Tell us your tales from the IT support cupboard, either from within or without.

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:45)
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Are all IT support guys mental?
The IT guys at my 6th Form are as follows:

Mr H - formerly of M.O.D; now using his special training to ruin teenager's internet-related fun (curiously b3ta is unblocked?)

Mr A - Sadly left for pastures new, Bruce had a fetish for Flumps and even made his own. Permanently on the edge of a nervous breakdown he would remain inaudible for the entire lesson as the class destroyed the classroom, and then Scream at the top of his lungs for a fraction of a second. It was awe-inspiring, and enough to shut us up - if only for a few seconds.

Simon - Uber geek. Pizza face, flabby flabby man chest and a whiny voice that doesn't seem to be completely broken. In our minds, Simon lives in a cage in the server room, neither human nor animal. The lack of respect for Simon knows no bounds, and numerous attempts by the teachers to get us to take him seriously as a member of staff have proved pointless. This is proved by the intense desire to mount Simon piggy-back style and force him to transport us round school every time we see him waddling down the corridors.

Noting the torture received and unbalanced mental state of seemingly every IT Guy, I think it might be time to prepare ourselves for the Uprising of the Nerds as they decide to take over the world.

Here's hoping my code has disguised the identities of the above enough that b3ta remains gloriously unblocked at school!
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 18:14, closed)
its only a matter of time
before they become aware, have you got your nuclear bunker ready?
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 20:35, closed)
It could be just the DNS for it that gets blocked
So the ip address is home free. Happened at our school.
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 1:33, closed)
The school I worked at had Webnonsense, so b3ta (and all the other usual stuff) was blocked for the mere mortals.
I had domain admin access though :-)
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 23:29, closed)
My partner works in (professional, non-school) IT, and he told me this:
There's three branches of school IT. The tutors, the degree level IT students, and the proper system admins. The tutors will give the degree students a free reign, because any restrictions put in place would only be taken to pieces. The degree students will leave the IT tutors alone and silently eyeroll at the tutor's inability to open Task Manager. Above all of them sit the sysadmins, who know both other branches but tend to ignore them in favour of doing some real work.

I've expanded it slightly, but hopefully it explains why Pizza-Face man gets no respect - if you can't do it, teach it.
(, Tue 29 Sep 2009, 11:14, closed)
Laugh at Pizza face all you like
Just don't let him find out your usernames.
(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 11:41, closed)

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