July 6 - 10, 2009

July 10, 2009 - Spoilsport!

The security pilot fish fumed
When the auditor said they were doomed.
When reviewing an audit,
Instead of a plaudit
He spoke of the problems that loomed.

The director spewed smoke from his ears
When the fish squashed the auditor’s fears.
“Don’t you give me no jive!
I will let you know I’ve
Done your job for some fifteen plus years!”

Every now and then when I enter that CAPTCHA, I, just like most other regular posters, find some combination that I can make some kind of comment upon. Today, after several retries, I got "bats 000" and I instantly thought of Eddie Gaedel. To those of you who are not baseball fans, Gaedel was a little person who did some promotional work for St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck. In probably the most famous major league promotion, Gaedel was sent up to bat against Bob Cain of the Tigers in the second game of a doubleheader on August 19, 1951. Needless to say, he walked on four pitches.

I have seen his jersey (shown at the upper right side of the picture) at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. I will get a page up on this site describing my experiences in Cooperstown.

July 9, 2009 - But was it vibrating?

On the campus tour I was a part,
The guide saw stuff that gave him a start.
T'was a prof, big and fat.
On a disk drive he sat.
We just hope that the guy didn't fart.

July 8, 2009 - Because 'new' means 'perfect,' right?

When replacing the server that died,
I submitted my game plan with pride.
Then my boss said “OK,
Let me ask, if I may,
Will our hardware no longer get fried?”

“Here’s the issue, and please, don’t confuse it.
When in service, we sure won’t abuse it.
Will it die? I can’t say.
But the only known way
We can keep it like new is not use it.”

July 7, 2009 - Starting off with a bang

The computer, we went to explore
When a part of a drive hit the floor.
It fell off of its hanger.
Gee, I thought a banger
Was sausage, and not a drive door.

July 6, 2009 - How to become expendable

Cuts are needed. The suits had to plan it.
For the help desk head, Wilma would man it.
“You’ve been laid off”, they said.
“Go rely upon Fred.”
Now days, no one can take things for granite.