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  • So, exactly how many hours was spent to come up with all of these?

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  • You forgot PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer

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  • WEEKEND

    We Eat Everything-Keep Enjoying-No Downtime

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  • I wish I could Spice your reply up twice!

    scottbrindley wrote:

    You forgot PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer

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  • Peter (Spiceworks) wrote:

    And did you know that "HOMES" can help you recall the names of the Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, and Superior)?

    Eerie? I didn't realise that the lake should have been featured on an episode of Scooby Doo. No wonder no one wants to travel to Buffalo.

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  • Those are good.

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  • I'll enjoy some PIE.

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  • Chdwck wrote:

    So, exactly how many hours was spent to come up with all of these?

    Actually, only 10 minutes to come up with those, with the help of Andrew B. (Spiceworks). What can I say, we have overactive imaginations.

    It's the writing of all of the pretty words around the acronyms that takes the longest time.

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  • MAINSTRIKE wrote:

    Peter (Spiceworks) wrote:

    And did you know that "HOMES" can help you recall the names of the Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, and Superior)?

    Eerie? I didn't realise that the lake should have been featured on an episode of Scooby Doo. No wonder no one wants to travel to Buffalo.

    Ha. I guess I've been spelling that wrong my entire life, and spellcheck has never tried to stop me. Fixed!

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  • I'm making PIE my personal motto going forward.

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  • Man the pun lover in me sees these and is totally impressed that you made them all work...... the regular part of me groaned at how much work it must have been to shoehorn these together.

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  • PIE is the perfect holiday gift!

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  • Poteet wrote:

    Man the pun lover in me sees these and is totally impressed that you made them all work...... the regular part of me groaned at how much work it must have been to shoehorn these together.

    Ha. It's amazing that some companies will pay people to spend their valuable man hours just trying to make other people laugh ... we're here to entertain! :)

    It actually didn't take long to come up with the acronyms, but piecing everything together took some doing.

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  • Hahaha family wont ask me to fix anything, that's a good one. 

    Last year I just hid in the garage trying to "fix something that has been bothering me for a while now." 

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  • Peter (Spiceworks) 

    PETER

    Probably Eating Turkey and Evading Responsibilities.

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  • scottbrindley wrote:

    You forgot PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    Stealing. 

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  • ASAP - Always say a prayer (that we will get to you soon!)

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  • PUMPKIN PIE

    Planned Unplugged Manpower Periods Kills Individual Negativity, Preventing Imploded Enthusiasm.  

    I was going to say "Imbibing to Excess" but, well, that would be a lie. And lying is wrong.


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  • Well "IT" is clearly "Internet Things."

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  • scottbrindley wrote:

    You forgot PICNIC - Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    Everyone knows and loves this one!

    We had a list of PICNIC users, you learn who are the problematic users quite quickly

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  • PIE for me.

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  • NLICC - Nut loose in computer chair

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  • I'll take PIE all day every day. At least in the cases where people don't use the ticketing system ;)

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  • Stuffing - Same Troubled User Fails Following IT Network Guidance

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  • The PIE one is pretty good.

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  • While not entirely IT related, they are work related.  The TGIF, replaced by P...On Everything Tomorrows Saturday  day, and the So Happy It's Thursday  designation. 

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  • Love these

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  • PIE is my favorite! 

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  • IT = Idiot-proof Technology; it is what we try and provide after all.

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  • Ok, one more. 

    CRANBERRY: Can't Reboot And Need Basic Education Reading Rules, Y'all

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  • PIE is definitely my holiday goto too!

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  • These are great!

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  • YAMS = You almost made sense.

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  • PICNIC - is perfect

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  • One more...Potatoes = Please Open The Attachment Tick Off Email Support!

    It's kind of a stretch, but I like potatoes so deal with it. :)

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  • Peter (Spiceworks) wrote:

    But around the holidays, relief is in sight. If the stress of working in IT is piling up, you can take comfort in the fact that shortly, you'll have time off to relax. Just remember it will soon be:

    TIME TO EAT — Thanksgiving, It's My Escape. Toodles, Office. Entering Awesome Time! 

    Hang on, is it not normal that on IT we always have to be working through national holidays and holiday leave? Holidays are a more worrisome time to me as it's more difficult to sort out the inevitable issues that continue flooding in.

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  • You know when IT goes on vacation, its the time to fix all your family members computers, phones and everything else that plugs into the wall or runs on battery.

    Beauty of it though is you can install remote software on the machines so during the year you can take care of it so hopefully during the holidays one could play games and not be bothered (haven't seen this yet but here is to hoping).

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  • Some of our systems are PUMPKINS: Poor Users Must Persist Knowing Its Never Speedy

    When the sysadmin goes on annual leave he's a GHOST - Goes Holiday, Old Systems Tanking

    MICROSOFT - Many Idiots Coding Rotten Old Systems Of Flaky Technology

    SPICEWORKS - Several Posts In, Computer Experts Work Online Responsive Knowledge Service

    WORK - Well Overused Rest Killer

    OFFICE - Overtime For Free Is Commonly Expected


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  • PIE is tops!

    I'd hate for Andrew B. (Spiceworks)to feel left out.

    A djunct
    N oob
    D oes
    R edundant
    E rrands
    W ith

    B uddies

    Yeesh ;)

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  • Wynot wrote:

    PIE is tops!

    I'd hate for Andrew B. (Spiceworks)to feel left out.

    A djunct
    N oob
    D oes
    R edundant
    E rrands
    W ith

    B uddies

    Poetry

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  • There is also PEBCAK - problem exists between chair and keyboard.

    A lot of people ask "what was wrong with my PC" and i willingly shout pebcak or picnic depending on how i am feeling that day.

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  • So I get PIE and get to eat it too? Interesting.... I prefer apple.

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  • I can already see trying to use one of these and someone giving me a puzzled look wondering what I am talking about

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  • How about some PIE in your face.  Hmmmmmm?

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  • One is a "fake" acronym (a forced word) and the other is more an abbreviation but both are suitable and have been around a long time.  I use both regularly.  Some users never get it, others I finally tell them and we both laugh.  Others I don't like so I don't tell them.

    PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) and everyone's favourite - ID-TEN-T  (but write the word TEN as a number)

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  • CORN

    Can't Open Random News

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  • RichardT wrote:

    While not entirely IT related, they are work related.  The TGIF, replaced by P...On Everything Tomorrows Saturday  day, and the So Happy It's Thursday  designation. 

    Ya got me.

    I'll give you the Thursday one since that's Thanksgiving Day, but we say it "POINTS"  P... On It Now, Tomorrow's Saturday.  Or P... on IT Now...

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  • Yeh I can't believe no one got PEBCAK and ID10T... and then there's

    TSTO: Too Stupid To Operate
    EEOC: Equipment Exceeds Operator Capabilities
    CBE: Carbon-Based Error
    ESO: Equipment Smarter than Operator

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