10 most dangerous species of help desk analyst (slideshow)

1. Auxilium foetorus: "Pig Pen" help desk analyst

Related to the “Pig Pen” user this guy, and it is sadly usually a guy, lives for computers to the complete exclusion of everything else including washing and buying clothes. What they don't know about the minutiae of obscure networking protocols or graphic card refresh rates isn't worth knowing. The trouble is, most of what they know is of no interest or use to anyone. Once he re-enters the real world he makes a great addition to the team.

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