Real-life IT tales and lessons learned

Techies share their most noteworthy IT experiences in InfoWorld's Off the Record blog

"Got amazing or amusing IT tales, lessons learned the hard way, or war stories from the tech trenches? Do you have a crazy-but-true tale about managing IT, developing apps, or supporting users?"

These are the questions we ask to get readers thinking about their personal adventures in IT. We then publish those stories in InfoWorld's Off the Record blog, keeping the writer anonymous. In the Comments section, readers often recall similar incidents and weigh in with further insights.

[ More Off the Record: Read 12 "IT tales for your summer reading list," and also get a new tech tale delivered to your inbox every week in InfoWorld's Off the Record newsletter. ]

In August, the collection included stories about troubleshooting a blue screen of death and a nightmarish situation when students were given laptops -- complete with admin rights.

And if you have a noteworthy IT experience to share, send it to If we publish it, we'll send you a $50 American Express gift cheque.

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