Jun 27 2008Wait, What? You Put The Servers Where?

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So some company's lease expired and they had to move to different offices in the same building -- the only problem is there was nowhere to put their servers. So did they just fire an intern and and put them it in the poor sap's office? No. They did what any reasonable company would do and built a server room only accessible via another company's women's restroom. You know, in the handicapped stall.

The company's executives signed a new lease and prepared to move. There was, however, just one, small hitch. The nice little server room they built in the back of their office - equipped with air conditioning units, ventilation, dedicated power, backup power, and so on - could not be relocated. Not only would it cost too much, but there was simply no room for it. The server room would just have to remain upstairs.


Obviously, the new second-floor tenant wouldn't want their neighbors walking through their office to access a server room, so building management and the company's executives came up with an alternative: wall off the server room door and build a new one. It seemed simple enough, but there was, however, just one small hitch. The only available wall to install a door was adjacent to the women's restroom. Inside the handicapped stall.

Ha, that's great. And no, Superficial Writer, you can't go check on the servers again. That's like the third time you've asked this morning.

Server room built into ladies' room handicapped stall [bbgadgets]

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Why is no one using the toilet?

FIRST :D
And oh my god that is funny. No you can't go check the servers again.. :P

LOL at Isis, its the gayest thing ever when someone says 'FIRST' and fails so badly.

god dammit, another Superficial Writer reference. Stop it, its getting annoying.

I looked at your website though Isis...is that really you? Or is it interweb-trickery?

Sorry Isis, you fail at being first.


I wonder if they have male or female IT workers. I work in the industry and come across both all the time. Must be pretty awkward hearing a chick pinching a loaf as you try to troubleshoot.

so..what about the handicapped women? where do they pee..?

At least link back to the original story:

http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The-Stalled-Server-Room.aspx

It's right there at the end of the article you linked to.

IT firms don't employ handicapped people Angelina, they just have to have a disabled toilet because of the law.

hey! IT guy! what are you installing in the ceiling tiles up there?

Time to call Handyman Damon Wayans.

Oh, and the Geek Guy is only telling Fish to quit checking on the servers because he has to keep getting up from his seat to let him past.

Must be a slow news day because I just don't see the funny in this. Sounds like a solution to a problem to me.

Hey, anyone need to use the restroom before I work on the server?

No?, OK, I'll need about 20 minutes.

Workday moves along.

Love the peephole in the door. Wonder which way it looks.

Am I the only person who thinks this is sorta badass? It's like some secret C.O.N.T.R.O.L. acces point. You have to go in the handicap stall, close it, key in some password into the bottom of the toilet seat and the door into the server room opens behind you!

*too too toooooooooo too, too too toooooooooo too, too too toooooooh too, too too tididi diiii too.* ...*fluuuuush*

LOL #6 - I don't care who you are, the thought of a hot chick pinching a loaf is fricken HILARIOUS!

Yes, in my world IT chicks can be hot. Get your own visual if you don't like it.

Um...isn't humidity bad for servers and high-voltage computer equipment in general? Bathrooms are not exactly know for good ventilation so...what about the heat? I'm sure it's wonderful in winter but in summer?

@ Mr V - Read the posting, dude. All the air conditioning and ventilators were already built in. That's why they didn't want to move it.

So you can take a dump(download), and upload at the same time!

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