• snoofle (cs)

    I like the chalk sign. They may not have their color printer yet, but a typo using a manual stencil? A sure sign of wtf's to come!

  • jim (unregistered)
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  • A Nonny Mouse (cs)

    mtf?

  • ObiWayneKenobi (cs)

    Here's the real WTF with that first one:

    1991 - Mellatech, Inc. owner Graduates from University of Kansas with BS in Film Studies

    It's 7 years before the owner of this company did graduate work (doesn't give a degree, either) in anything IT related. So therefore they're one of those "Hey, doing computers is easy!" people.

    I hope they get run out of business. We don't need more schlubs like that running IT companies.

  • Mat D (unregistered)

    "Contact Us for your apoointment today."

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  • Big Sibling (unregistered)

    I've been around computers 25 years, and the whole time I keep hearing (not quite as much lately) about how information networks are going to make paper obsolete.

    At least Mellatech has finally taken the first step -- they've eliminated the printer! Hooray!!

  • halcyon1234 (cs) in reply to jim
    jim:
    their websites not much better: http://ctoswego.com/aboutus.aspx "We can work on your computer from viruses to software, and everything in between. We will even provid assistance for other house-hold technologies from hooking up your kids X-Box to adjusting the clock on your VCR."

    "Provid"????

    "VCR"????

  • K&T (unregistered) in reply to ObiWayneKenobi
    It's 7 years before the owner of this company did graduate work (doesn't give a degree, either) in anything IT related. So therefore they're one of those "Hey, doing computers is easy!" people.

    maybe he's one of those people that actually gets real world work before getting an MS or PHD. Who knows with out more info. Oh wait there is more. He worked as a Network admin for quite a few years before being promoted to manager and then starting his own company. Does he not know the secret IT handshake or something?

  • Hac Redmond (unregistered)

    Chris, your IT department should have blocked you much sooner. It is well known that most hackers use Microsoft products, and even those who don't, commonly visit Microsoft sites.

  • Warren (unregistered)

    In my experience, Visual Studio is often used for hacking. This is a clever way of detecting it being installed without having to deny your users admin rights.

  • Smash King (cs)

    Mellatech, Inc. Mowing Technology Forward

    Addendum (2008-11-06 08:52): Holy Crap! Those other typos are REAL

  • Schmitter (unregistered)

    Must be my IT department. Secure to the point of unusable. Like Dreamweaver, I am giving up.

  • joe (unregistered) in reply to jim
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  • jim (unregistered) in reply to Mat D

    appoointment - didn't spot that one, but here's a better one:

    "Mellatech professionals have been working with technolgoy for over 16 years, and focusing on networking "

    TECHNOLGOY - WTF!!!!

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to Mat D

    Don't you know? Everyone needs a site map!

  • Hmmmm (unregistered)

    I like the way Mellatech's logo is an image of a timebomb detonator readout that has just hit 00:00.

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to halcyon1234
    halcyon1234:
    jim:
    their websites not much better: http://ctoswego.com/aboutus.aspx "We can work on your computer from viruses to software, and everything in between. We will even provid assistance for other house-hold technologies from hooking up your kids X-Box to adjusting the clock on your VCR."

    "Provid"????

    "VCR"????

    As someone who remembers VCR's, Beta, video discs, cassettes, 8-tracks, 78's and the occasional abacus, I now officially feel "Old".

  • James (unregistered) in reply to Paul
    Paul:
    Don't you know? Everyone needs a site map!

    and if you get really lost there is the handy search as well.

  • ThisIsMe (unregistered) in reply to ObiWayneKenobi
    ObiWayneKenobi:
    Here's the real WTF with that first one:

    1991 - Mellatech, Inc. owner Graduates from University of Kansas with BS in Film Studies

    It's a "trick", he's doing a reality show ... they're going to try for either: "Survivor: I.T." or "I'm not smarter than a kindergartner." (or the real title: "I R not Powned by a kindergardener.") :\

  • Rabid Rabbi (unregistered) in reply to jim
    jim:
    appoointment - didn't spot that one, but here's a better one:

    "Mellatech professionals have been working with technolgoy for over 16 years, and focusing on networking "

    TECHNOLGOY - WTF!!!!

    A technol goy is a Gentile hacker, trying to make sure they don't circumcise his penetration tester.

  • Tore (cs)

    Comon people.. he is just trying to make a little money by being part of the problem, is that not really what consulting is all about? If you aint part of the solution, there is good money in prolonging the problem.

    Oh, and nice webpage, didnt know people still used frontpage :)

    At least he has some experience with networks.. Pluging in cables, pulling cables out.. restarting routers, defining IP ranges in DHCP.. you know, everything you normally do with a Cisco certificate up your bum :)

  • tdittmar (cs)

    Well, I've spotted 5 heavy mistakes on the front page alone. I think that says about everything about them...

    [image]
  • kennytm (cs)

    Powered by [image] Microsoft Office Live Small Business

    from Mellatech, Inc.

  • amischiefr (cs)

    Where is that mall/park combo? I've been to the underground mall in Atlanta, but this one looks nice!

  • snoofle (cs) in reply to Tore
    Tore:
    ...up your bum
    Why would one put a certificate there? There's a bum who lives on the subway grate just outside our office building. We frequently bring back lunch leftovers for him. On a particularly cold day last year, I bought him a fifth of top shelf scotch. Please do not disparage the good name of "bum" by associating them with the author of Mellatech!
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  • bord4kop (unregistered) in reply to Big Sibling
    Big Sibling:
    I've been around computers 25 years, and the whole time I keep hearing (not quite as much lately) about how information networks are going to make paper obsolete.

    At least Mellatech has finally taken the first step -- they've eliminated the printer! Hooray!!

    HAha, nice one!

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  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to Me
    Me:
    I love how the word X-Box is in quotes on the site.
    Not just X-Box:

    We've "Been around the block" enough to know how to sharpen your technology edge. Mellatech professionals have been working with technolgoy for over 16 years, and focusing on networking technologies for the last 5 years. Working with a Mellatech technology professional will keep you on top of your "computing game" and allow you to keep up with your competitors by providing that bit of "Edge" needed to compete in today's technology world. Let's be honest...we can help you keep ahead of your kids, too!

    Go to the "Contact Us" page and set up your appointment or inquire about our services today.

  • Benjamin (unregistered)

    You can not read this comment as it has been categorised as impeaching the anti-criminal filtering activities.

  • campkev (cs)

    Let's count the WTF's on their site: On the "About Us" page- 1)encompases = encompasses 2)"House Call" = house call 3)provid = provide 4)kids "X-Box" = kid's X-Box or kids' X-Box 5)apoointment = appointment 6)Graduates = graduates 7)Formulated = formulated 8)Incorporates = incorporates 9)The last bullet point ends with a period, but none of the others do.

    On the home page- 10)Welcom = Welcome 11)"Mellatech, Inc. professionals will come to your home or business, at your request and assess your current computer(s) and/or your network infrustructure." Of course it is at their request otherwise it is breaking and entering

    and I probably missed a few because I got tired of looking

  • Steve (unregistered)

    I wonder what Apple Computer or Microsoft's first sign looked like.

    Everyone starts somewhere.

  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to Steve
    Steve:
    I wonder what Apple Computer or Microsoft's first sign looked like.

    Everyone starts somewhere.

    Yeah but after experience in a law firm as a network administrator, you'd think you could find someone other than your 8-year-old niece to make such a sign. I'm surprised there's no "Hello Kitty" stamps on it.

  • Blinking 12:00 (unregistered) in reply to Hmmmm
    Hmmmm:
    I like the way Mellatech's logo is an image of a timebomb detonator readout that has just hit 00:00.
    That's not a timebomb timer, that's a VCR clock they've successfully set. Another satisfied customer!
  • Steve (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
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  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to campkev
    campkev:
    Let's count the WTF's on their site:

    4)kids "X-Box" = kid's X-Box or kids' X-Box

    Still wrong, it's XBox not X-Box.

  • Addison (unregistered)

    From the site: Working with a Mellatech technology professional will keep you on top of your "computing game" and allow you to keep up with your competitors by providing that bit of "Edge" needed to compete in today's technology world.

    It really reads more like a personal ad. After all, why else would he use so many quotes unless it was a double entendre? On top of my "computer game"? Rawr.

  • osuwizzard (cs) in reply to Anon

    It's actually Xbox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox

    I have a 360 and a Wii. I wonder if I'm out of luck using their services?

  • Addison (unregistered)

    er, "Computing game", that is. But you knew that's what I meant!

  • Dee (unregistered) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    Where is that mall/park combo? I've been to the underground mall in Atlanta, but this one looks nice!

    It is in Brisbane, Australia. The park thing is called the Post Office Square (POS). POS pretty much describes the mall thing, it is an underground tunnel with dodgy fast food joints.

    Also there are freaking Ibis everywhere.

  • ObiWayneKenobi (cs) in reply to K&T

    It's not that he has real world work experience, its the fact that he seems to have jumped onto the computer/IT bandwagon after going to school for something totally unrelated. Like he woke up one morning and said "You know, I'm good with computers. Let me try to get into that field."

    I'm sure he has the skills to do it (just probably dyslexic and/or not a native English speaker).

    I mean my degree is pretty shit, but at least it's in an IT related discipline (networking).

  • Dirk Diggler (unregistered)

    Does it may anyone else uncomfortable when we dog-pile on a company that isn't anonymous? This is obviously a one person shop so these comments are more personal than normal. Most of the WTFs on this site are submitted voluntarily and we usually attack the system or 'the man' and not a human being.

    On another note, I saw a bum on my way to work and he was all dirty and smelled bad. I'll send pix. I also kicked that cat on the way out.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to campkev
    campkev:
    Let's count the WTF's on their site: *snip*
    I would guess the guy is dyslexic. It's a real condition, and certainly forgivable. But you'd think by the time he graduated from college and set up a business, he would have realized the wisdom of having his writings proofread by someone with strong spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. Or better yet, of hiring a professional to do his website (and his door poster, for that matter).
  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Dirk Diggler
    Dirk Diggler:
    On another note, I saw a bum on my way to work and he was all dirty and smelled bad.
    Encounters with bums are an everyday thing here (I work in the heart of downtown Dallas). Yep, they're generally dirty and smell bad. There's a little walled-in area on the sidewalk a block from here that they use for a urinal. You start to smell it half a block away.

    I wonder how long it would take me to look dirty and smell bad, if I was homeless...

  • cup (unregistered)

    I suppose it's possible that his kid wanted to make a sign for daddy's new business. Everyone was all like, "awww that's so cute." and then they smiled, thinking about how fast she's growing up. They probably figured it would give the impression of a family business, all chipping in together.

    Maybe they'll Google the company some day as a family... see how daddy's business is doing. And find this.

    Ouch.

    I suppose that would mean the kid would have had to have written the website too, though.

    Never mind.

  • McCrainky Pants (unregistered)

    I remember back in 1996 there was a company whose business model was helping people set their VCR clocks. I think it was eVCRclock.com and they got millions in VC funding which they promptly spent on Aeron chairs, foosball tables, Jolt cola and a Super Bowl commercial featuring a sock puppet throwing a sledgehammer through a massive VCR blinking 12:00.

    Did I remember that or did I just drop acid and surf over to Mellatech's web site???? Shhh, I can hear the pixels breathing.

    PS I would have posted this sooner but the captcha was freaking awesome

  • Dan (unregistered)

    Didn't Mellatech used to be CompuHyperGlobalMegaNet?

  • sqlblindman (cs)

    Mellatech's website was slapped together with MS Small Business Live (http://ctoswego.com/default.aspx), the online equivalent of posterboard and stencil letters.

  • Steve H (unregistered) in reply to campkev
    campkev:
    Let's count the WTF's on their site: On the "About Us" page- 1)encompases = encompasses 2)"House Call" = house call 3)provid = provide 4)kids "X-Box" = kid's X-Box or kids' X-Box 5)apoointment = appointment 6)Graduates = graduates 7)Formulated = formulated 8)Incorporates = incorporates 9)The last bullet point ends with a period, but none of the others do.

    On the home page- 10)Welcom = Welcome 11)"Mellatech, Inc. professionals will come to your home or business, at your request and assess your current computer(s) and/or your network infrustructure." Of course it is at their request otherwise it is breaking and entering

    and I probably missed a few because I got tired of looking

    Christ, you must have an empty life.

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