April 4 - 8, 2011

April 8, 2011 - There's more than one kind of subversion

My new software’s a star like De Niro.
When I showed it, I looked like a hero.
All the suits were amazed,
So the version guy’s praised.
And the thanks I got? Zero point zero.

April 7, 2011 - For cause, defined

Payroll’s broken? Who knows what to do?
It's the techie whose job here is through.
When he came back he showed
Me that section of code:
If I don’t get paid, neither will you.

April 6, 2011 - Buzz kill

“I love buzzwords!” my boss said to me.
“We’ll use SharePoint for something! You’ll see!”
We still tried it despite
The one word he gets right
Is the one that you hear from a bee.

April 5, 2011 - What do we need THEM for?

I’m designing the system with care.
“Ask the users! They’ll help us! I swear!”
But the sponsor had pull.
“Don’t ask users! It’s bull!
That’s way more than our users can bear.”

April 4, 2011 - Or anyhow, her desktop was fine again

She has sure got a funky display.
So I went there, her fears to allay.
What she really had seen
Was as archived print screen.
Double icons are there! ALL THE WAY!!!