October 5 - 9, 2009


October 9, 2009 - Probably because that was cheaper than another root-cause analysis

Some may think that our task was so dumb,
Searching out such a miniscule sum.
We all sweated and slaved
When the money we saved
Could be used for a new stick of gum.

October 8, 2009 - After all, it WAS a hardware issue

He’s a coder: the firm’s top selection.
A help ticket caused further reflection.
He won’t pull out the strip?
It just makes the guy flip.
Can’t he follow a simple direction?

Trapper John posted a comment on another blog from about a year ago that talked about how many people are texting during sex. I couldn't resist:

Oh, my dear, you are looking so sweet!
You have knocked me clean off from my feet!
You’re this one man’s desire!
You have set me on fire!
But I first have to send out a tweet…

October 7, 2009 - Ka-ching!

My old internet firm, I lamented,
Thought my modem for cable was rented.
I had owned it, but still
They had charged me three bills.
Now they want it back? That’s so demented!

“There’s a problem, or so it appears.”
I complained. “It seems you’re in arrears.”
Why’s the refund check large?
It appears that the charge
Went unnoticed by me for six years.

October 6, 2009 - It's about time

It’s a call from a user just hired:
“Some assistance with email’s required.”
Archive’s set up, it’s true,
But the notes still accrue.
They’ll be gone by the time she’s retired.

This limerick was included in the Computer World White Paper along with its story in "The Best of Shark Tank - True tales of major-league idiocy"

October 5, 2009 - But you can bet she checked

Google Earth turned the co-worker on!
She can watch her house while she is gone
To the office to labor!
It’s where my own neighbor’s
Shown constantly mowing his lawn.

This is not my story, but this is what my personal experience with Google Earth is. When I checked out my house, all you could see is the tree or two in front of my house where they happened to take the picture. My next-door-neighbor was mowing his front lawn at the time, and it is quite clear.