December 7 - 11, 2009

December 11, 2009 - We'd tell you what it is, but then this would be blocked too

Our new software went live and it wrecked.
Our replies all were marked as suspect.
Things got thrown out of kilter:
The email filter
Thought we could help guys stand erect!


December 10, 2009 - No comet

When I saw the note sent from our boss
To our customer we know as Hoss
ĎBout our internet Blocker,
It was quite a shocker
Iím glad that he didnít get cross.

See, its spelling, it couldnít be grosser.
ĎTwas as if JIM THE BOSS was our closer.
ďItís OK,Ē their rep said,
ďSince we all will be dead
When that Varmint burns down Ponderosa.Ē

Sometimes, when new accounts we are Landon,
We, at times, should employ us a stand-in.
We could earn lots of Greene
If we came on the scene
With a rep built like Susan Sarandon.

Today's entry is an example of how one thing in a story can trigger a series of connections:

1. The customer's name was Hoss

2. The fish's company sold firewalls.

3. Firewalls are for blocking unwanted users and content from computers and networks.

4. On Bonanza, Hoss Cartwright was played by Dan Blocker.

5. Let's see how many other Bonanza actor names we can fit in...

I couldn't get Purnell Roberts into the rhyme, but after all, Trapper John has him covered in the Tank. (Remember Trapper John, M.D.?)

One person asked how did I LORNE to write limericks. I replied :

Well, just practice, I guess. I've BEN working ADAM for over a year now.

Excuse me while I go to the lunchroom for a LITTLE JOE...


December 9, 2009 - Password wars

Itís a problem, Iíll be rather frank.
They canít log in. The usersí moods sank.
While their laptopís exchanged,
Their net password gets changed.
With no access, they canít surf the Tank!


December 8, 2009 - Just our way of saying thanks

I thought HR was being quite ball-y.
When they axed me, I thought out loud ,ďGolly,
Now I really am peeved
That I overachieved.
I should be more like Dilbertís pal, Wally.


December 7, 2009 - Sometimes these things just slip our minds

From the user I took lots of flack.
Her lost spreadsheet was stored on a Mac.
I did not have her scan
Through the stuff in her can.
And my boss also covered my back.

Her abuse, I sure did not deserve it.
And Iím glad that my boss could observe it.
If she saved on the net
Then she wonít be upset
Since our backups could then go preserve it.