May 18 - 22, 2009

May 22, 2009 - Lost in translation

There's a sale, but the phones are disabled
For a tech had misread the wrong label.
But soon, letter by letter
The system's all better
Because of a fish we call Babel.

Bonus Rhyme not on the Tank

On the week of the big race at Indy
Is a story that could be "Paul Lynde-y"
All is well, they report,
Would their vendor support
Be improved if the language was Hindi?

May 21, 2009 - Trickier than it looks

“You can’t look at those!” I heard her thunder
When I saw the checks all torn asunder.
“If I can’t see what sticks
Then I can’t make the fix.
So the next time you call Stevie Wonder!”

May 20, 2009 - Stays fresh after opening

In support of the tools of the trade,
This one agent required my aid.
Every forwarded link
Would wind up on the blink.
She must think she’s receiving grenades.

May 19, 2009 - Oops!

The new shelving job I have to bash
Since the contractor tried to save cash.
He had tried to use glue,
But the monitors flew
And the whole thing fell down in a crash.

So his job wound up being a dud.
So I told the guy, “Listen up, bud!
I designed it myself.
Now go rebuild the shelf,
This time screwing it into a stud.”

May 18, 2009 - Testing, redefined

Here’s the problem my team and I faced.
System’s slow and the cause must be chased.
What’s the point of that test?
Just to see who’d be best
When that manager must be replaced?