the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

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In my family I'm the computer expert, there's not much software-wise I can't get my head round after a few minutes of study (so long as it's not database related). Hardware on the other hand? Complete mystery to me.

Anyway, my sister usually phones me before she phones her IT department to fix whatever the latest problem on any of the PCs in her work is. She works in a private nursery for kids 6 months old through to school-age. She had a problem with one of the computers they have there, a computer the kids used. It had some software on it that I'd gotten for her which the head office hadn't actually approved so she wanted me to take a look first of all (graphics design stuff, not illegal or in any way dodgy, just not approved by head office.) Anyway, she asked me to look at it, which I did, and couldn't fix. It was a hardware problem with the CDRom driver. I knew what the problem was but I couldn't fix it. Sister knew someone whose husband rebuilt PCs as a hobby, I suggested maybe he could take a look at it and replace the CDRom.

That was about a year ago.

I got a phone call tonight asking if I'd mind doing some graphics work for the nursery (I used to do it for her a lot when I was at Uni). She wants some tickets and flyers for a fun day they're having in August. Not a problem. She lets slip that she's having problems with that computer I looked at a year ago. I tease the information out of her.

The fucker who looked at it after I did, the guy who knew about hardware and was going to replace the CDRom, used the nursery computer - a computer which up until that point was used by pre-school kids - to visit porn sites. And not only did the fucker not wipe the temp internet files, but he bookmarked the fucking sites. He created shortcuts on the fucking desktop. He's managed to get a fucking virus on the harddrive.


Since he didn't fix the CDRom, that PC has been in the office (and not networked or online) since he returned it so the kids couldn't accidentally open any files they shouldn't have. But what kind of fucker does that? To a computer he knows kids have access to?!

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