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How to make your day go by.

By LordInfidel ·
So it's a boring a day and you are not in the mood to do anything.

Your eye's hurt from playing Quake and UT all day.
So what is a sysadmin to do?

There is always the random resetting of users passowrds. Or th indiscriminate moving of files to locations that no longer exist.

But those always generate annoying phones calls requiring you to fix something, eventually.

That's why I like to play a game called
"Fun with PSKill"

All you need is SysInternals PSlist and PSKill, and a list of machine names. Let the good times roll. (it also helps to have admin access to the machines, but as a sysadmin you should already have that)

First, pull up your handy dandy command line.
cd to your tools directory that contains pslist.
then pslist \\victimMachineName

Then pick yourself a PID. I personally like to stay with web browsers, no sense in crashing real programs and getting a phone call.

Once you have yourself a PID, it's time for the fun.

pskill \\VictimMachineName PID

And let the games begin. They will usually relaunch their browser immediately. So make sure that you re-run pslist for new entries appearing.

At this point it would be way to easy to kill it as soon as it starts up. But that wouldgenerate an instant phone call saying that there is something wrong with their browser.

Instead, wait a minute (you could use this time to scope out another victim, there is nothing like a ghost browser closer running thru the network). Then hitthem again.

The little hampsters love this game and will thank you for making their day so enjoyable.

Well maybe not, but at least you will be amused.
And in the end, isn't that what really matters anyways.

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email address

by jardinier In reply to Go on mate...

Hi Mike. Send me an email address so that I can send the novel to you as an attachment. Julian.

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IT Jokes and passing the day...

by GuruOfDos In reply to How to make your day go b ...

Q) How do you keep a programmer in the shower all day?

A) Give him a bottle of shampoo that reads 'Lather, rinse,repeat.'

Q) How do you keep a French(Polish/Italian/Irish...delete according to cultural bias!) engineer occupied for hours?

A1) Give him three shovels and ask him to take his pick.
A2) Put him in a round room and ask him to stand in the corner.

Ask a member of the IT department to replenish the toilet paper in the lavatory and watch them debate for hours on end as to whether it is a software or a hardware problem.

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What if..

by maecuff In reply to IT Jokes and passing the ...

What if you are bored and sick? I think I have West Nile Monkey SARS. I just want to get through the rest of the day without drooling on my keyboard. I also want my employees to actually think I'm doing something (I love to set a good example).

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April Fools Joke

by Joseph Moore In reply to What if..

Back on April 1st, I ran a little joke program on a few users (friends who wouldn't freak out too much).
I found a little program that flipped your monitor display upside down. There were no buttons to click to run it or anything. Just launch it and FLIP! Taskbar was at the top of the screen, all icons were upside down.
If you moved the mouse, then the program ended, and all was as it should be.

So, I did a CALL command in the users Windows logon scripts, running the program!


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You know...

by GuruOfDos In reply to April Fools Joke

Little things like this really make me smile.

It's the simple things in life that make it bearable. I have seen so many 'malicious' jokes but plain, simple 'funnies' like your example are worth their weight in gold. Long may simple, innocent fun continue!

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