You've been a bad, bad sysadmin


37 Responses to “You've been a bad, bad sysadmin”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is actually a LART — A Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool.
    And of course, it’s applied to, but BY sysadmins…

  2. Anonymous says:

    oooh….hert me baby…….

  3. Anonymous says:

    Socket to me, socket to me, socket to me!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    THWACK! “That’s what you get for rolling out that patch without testing it!” THWACK! “You uninstalled WHAT!!!” THWACK! “What the hell do you mean, ‘what backup?’”

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOL need two of this !

  6. peacock says:

    Please don’t ppppunish me. I promise I will stop reading your email!

  7. Gulliver says:

    I see ordinary explicit porn and I think, same ol’ boring farce. But I see this picture and the fantasy module loads right away. I think my minds have been irreparably warped by technology.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well this thing has 10 tails. You can see 8 tails right away. The 9th tail ends under the 4th (counted from the bottom).
    The 10th tail is a bit tricky: If you check where the 9th tail ends and where the ripples starting on the 1st cable (counted from bottom) -> that would be a very long RJ-45 plug

    also: how would you create a 9 tailed whip when all cables wrap around at the other end..?

  9. GeekMan says:


    Those RJ-45 plugs will leave marks.

  10. Dave McCaig says:

    Oh, man – how did they miss calling it the “Cat-o’ five tails”

    • Rob says:

      Somebody (ThinkGeek? Didn’t find it in my original search) had one called that way. Worked too, consisted of various testing cables.

    • peterbruells says:

      Probably because it has eight tails. As befitting a BOFH, of course. (16 would be acceptable, too)

      • djn says:

        Looks like nine tome (one is hard to see, hidden under the cable of the fourth from the bottom). So yes – Cat5 o’ nine tails. :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m on a roll…You know they use it till it HERTZ! LOL

  12. Anonymous says:

    These have been around since the 90s. The one I have hanging up upstairs was designed so that each pair of cables had a specific (and useful) pinout. The cable with a connector on the hilt was a straight pass-through. There was a crossover cable, one set up for interfacing with Cisco kit and I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t remember the rest of the pinouts.

  13. Anonymous says:

    As a sysadmin myself -I approve

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hertz? I’d think that’d MEGA-HERTZ.

  15. turn_self_off says:

    Any PHB found in the server dungeon will be shackled and flogged by this.

  16. Seg says:

    A real sys-admin makes their own Cat-5!

  17. laureltree says:

    Aw… It sold! =(
    definitely awesome!

  18. Pres says:

    Hit me, humiliate me, make me install Windows ME… ;-)

  19. sdmikev says:

    The beatings will continue in the datacenter until morale improves.

  20. pgl says:

    (Psst: it’s actually $35.)

  21. CountZero says:

    I need/don’t need one of these…

  22. Matt Cornell says:

    Cat-5 o’ nine tails?

  23. Mantari says:

    Would this not have made the PERFECT GIFT for Terry Childs?

  24. Anonymous says:

    I will be crafting more of these this week, in all colors. :)

    ~Paleopunk Productions
    Etsy – Feralswirl

  25. Dewi Morgan says:

    The borg punish each other with these.

    They call it the “Cat 5 of 9 tails”.

  26. Drew from Zhrodague says:

    Wow, that made me blush!

  27. CountZero says:

    I need/don’t need one of these…

  28. badvoodoo says:

    Reminds me of my own sysadmin weapon of choice, the “Power Supply of Pain”:

  29. Stonewalker says:

    Am I boring because my first thought was “I bet they pulled the twists out when making that”?

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