May 24 - 28, 2010

May 28, 2010 - Four-letter words

If we don‘t change, those numbers won’t fit.
Include letters? Now that we’ll permit.
Won’t QC be surprised
If one day they’re advised
That our factory’s sending out …?

May 27, 2010 - The more things change...

When an aide from a large corporation
Called to vent to me ‘bout her workstation,
I thought, “She pays her bills
Not with terminal skills,
But the way that she ‘takes down dictation.’”

May 26, 2010 - And once you've been identified, it's not my problem

“You’ve got problems,” the help ticket said.
“You send mail new servers will shred.”
Okay, swap out Exchange.
When the systems act strange
We should know from the mail that’s dead.

May 25, 2010 - Failover? Well, he got the first half

“We can make our site ever so keen
If we migrate each hosting machine.”
“Are you sure ‘bout failover?”
“Don’t worry! Moreover,
You bug me! You know what I mean?”

Some time later, there was a commotion.
Our sites crashed from his misguided notion.
We’re offline for a day.
But each month save ten K
Which would just about fund his promotion.

May 24, 2010 - Of course not

Most solutions I have, I exhaust
When the caller’s connection is lost.
I say, “Don’t be a rube
When you hook up your cube.
You should make sure your eyes are not crossed.”