February 15 - 19, 2010

February 19, 2010 - Tech support -- it takes two

This one principal liked to harass
PC techs, and I canít take a pass.
While Iím showing her how,
She was lost in a vow.
Even principals daydream in class.

February 18, 2010 - Do we have to choose?

Change my password? Now, thatís really scary.
Is it easy? No, itís kinda hairy!
Punctuationís preferred,
And you canít use a word Ė
Thatís unless you use JIMís dictionary.

February 17, 2010 - Sorta makes you appreciate Post-Its, eh?

Password maintenance can be a mother.
His was changed. He does not want another.
I logged in as admin,
Got the code, made him grin.
Itís so fun to be IT Big Brother!

February 16, 2010 - There's labor, and then there's labor

He believes that the jobís incomplete?
Hey! My clients, I never would cheat!
Heís snowed in? What the heck!
I should hire a tech.
Whatís the number for Picabo Street?

In response to this limerick, a reader commented that he had the opportunity to ski with Picabo Street. I had to relate a few "brushes with sports greatness" that I have been fortunate to have - 

3. I ushered the Baseball Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown for 21 years - you can check out my last trip to Cooperstown in the limerick section for late July, 2009.

2. I bowled a couple exhibition matches with now 47 time PBA champion Walter Ray Williams. Here's a few pictures from the first match - I won...

1. Sung in the chorus at the closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, also witnessing the medal ceremonies for Eric Heiden's fifth speed skating gold and the Miracle On Ice hockey team. I should have some pictures from that experience up here some time...

February 15, 2010 - Remember, never let directors do IT without direct adult supervision

Once a push-pull took many an hour.
The director caused things to go sour.
When he pushed the wrong switch
It created a glitch.
You can't trust a director with power.