Funny ha-ha

And yet some people see no value in practical jokes.

02/15/19

Throwback Thursday: Can I see me now?

Remoting from a non-remote PC? It’s all too metaphysical.

02/14/19

How much knowledge is a dangerous thing?

In which a pilot fish learns a really efficient way to kill an SSD disk.

02/13/19

Time-Machine Tuesday: It’s all in how you ask

A patient pilot fish finally gets his due.

02/12/19

So much learning in one day

Some employees start in the mailroom and work their way down.

02/11/19

Flashback Friday: A little TOO efficient

A moving story from back in the day.

02/08/19

Throwback Thursday: Pick a card, any card ...

It’s all so random.

02/07/19

And that, kids, is how you boot a system

Sometimes you just need to do a little percussive maintenance.

02/06/19

Not-so-Big Gulp

It’s not raining now, therefore it won’t rain in the future.

02/05/19

Memory-Lane Monday: Do as I say, not as I ...

The exception that proves the rule?

02/04/19

Flashback Friday: That’s unusual?

It’s a heat wave, but just in the server room.

02/01/19

Throwback Thursday: Anything better would be too good

At her most recent performance review, this pilot fish gets a rating of 3 of a possible 5 -- "fully satisfactory." Not bad, but she wants to do better. The question: How?

01/31/19

It's a hack!

A few years after Y2K, this pilot fish has overall responsibility for his company's website -- which is why the frantic CEO emails him to say the website has been hacked.

01/30/19

Oh, grow up!...and down...and up...and down...

The plan is to add Wi-Fi to this factory, and to speed up the process they're trying something new this time: training an IT guy to run the scissor lift for himself

01/29/19

Rule #1: Don't. Rule #2: If you must, see Rule #1

This IT pilot fish lands a one-year gig working at an Army installation, and it turns out that the IT rules are just like in the civilian world -- only more so.

01/28/19

Right now, wrong future

This soon-to-graduate IT pilot fish is in serious job-search mode -- better still, he's offered a job that pays well and really sounds like fun. Why wouldn't he take it?

01/25/19

Throwback Thursday: Logic, shmogic, we've got a process

Company's wired network is being upgraded, and this user sits right next to a main conduit for the wires -- so she has a good idea of what's wrong when things go south.

01/24/19

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's IP

Pilot fish is the volunteer on-call IT department for a church that has decided to let its congregation use the church's Wi-Fi network. What's so hard about that?

01/23/19

Let's just not talk about that, OK?

IT pilot fish is facing layoffs at the defense contractor where he works, but at least he feels better about one thing: His job didn't require a security clearance.

01/22/19

How he spent his day off

Just before a holiday, this IT support guy calls a remote office to have a pair of tapes changed. But it's not the usual person who does it -- and not the usual result.

01/21/19

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