January 11 - 15, 2010

January 15, 2010 - Not quite as dedicated as he thought

From the wrong SQL type introduction,
There are problems with what’s in production.
An astute IT person
Won’t let it all worsen.
Upgrade! It’s a brilliant deduction!

January 14, 2010 - Um ... could we call it manager training?

The new policy makes some feel clammy.
Is a contractor some namby-pamby?
Lots of readers retorted,
"Can we be escorted
By someone we all know as Babmbi?"

January 13, 2010 - Where's my data?

All programmers’ gripes leave me weary.
Field lengths have been changed in their query.
But I act so polite.
“You just scroll to the right!”
It’s like that for two years? That’s quite sceery!

January 12, 2010 - Priorities

What the contractors did, ‘twas revealed,
Was use plastic, the carpet to shield.
Though when cutting through conduit
They can’t saw onto it
With its magnetic force field.

January 11, 2010 - But who understands this complicated technology stuff, anyhow?

Today’s story you’re reading is true.
Though some names have been changed
, that's not new.
The director had said
“Is our email dead?”
When his messages didn’t get through.

When I checked it out, I wasn’t lax.
I checked servers for virus attacks.
When I asked for details,
“Are you missing your mail?”
The director replied, “Just the fax.”

So I sent out a fax machine scan in
To see just what the problem be-Gannon.
As he stood there transfixed,
On that Friday ‘twas fixed.
All because he was email scannin’.

I can't tell you how many times someone has been talking about a fax machine, and the phrase "Just the facts, ma'am" came to mind. When I saw today's story, I thought I could do a theme limerick with a Dragnet theme, starting with a rephrasing of the  familiar opening "The story you are about to hear is true; only the names have been changed to protect the innocent." Just for fun, I've underlined the Dragnet links.

I'll admit that I had to do a little research to get the name of Harry Morgan's character in the series (Gannon) - I was only about 9 when this show ran, and was more into comedies and "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In."

I felt quite good about this entry - However, when some readers saw the opening, they thought the story was mine instead, and didn't get the connection to the show. Or the movie from the mid 80's. It began a discussion about wearing Shark Tank shirts at work. Strangely enough, in today's mail? My shirt #4 from December 22.