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Sometimes, what makes an IT experience most memorable are the circumstances surrounding it.
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This time of year in particular, with the hubbub of holidays and time changes, brings a different kind of hustle and bustle to life -- both inside and outside of the office -- and for one reason or another makes for some memorable tech predicaments, as the following stories from the Off the Record archives show.
- Time changes and recognition shortchanges: The credit for aptly managing tasks like time changes is sometimes mistakenly given to people who didn't do the actual work.
- Skipping the Super Bowl to debug the system: Go ahead. Volunteer for weekend crisis management. Your contribution will not go overlooked.
- A memorable IT Thanksgiving meltdown: The actions of a fired Turkey leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the techs who had to fix the catastrophe.
- A chilling IT holiday tale: Swapping out a server's power supply is an easy job -- or at least it should be.
This story "Memorable tech troubles from ghosts of holidays past," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Read more crazy-but-true stories in the anonymous Off the Record blog at InfoWorld.com.