March 3 - 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 - It's only money, right?

We need backup in case T1 fell.
We must get all our plants DSL.
For one hundred ten bucks
We've a backup that sucks.
That's two hundred grand shot all to hell.

March 6, 2014 - Next class assignment: Rewrite lint in PL/I

She was teaching a class to the masses.
This code fails, while some other code passes.
There was something that's missed
In the argument list.
That instructor could use some new glasses...

March 5, 2014 - Cost is no object...until the bill comes due

Yes, the CIO's tough as a mule.
Thought my estimates smelled just like stool.
Cost no object? It was
'Til the day that it does.
Guess we know who's the firm's April fool.

March 4, 2014 - When in doubt, turn off the firewall, right?

The developers nag and persist.
"Turn the filewall off!" they insist.
"Check the logs!" the fish cried
There is no way that I'd
Turn it off when it doesn't exist."

March 3, 2014 - In fairness, the problem WAS found and fixed

All their scans will not go through? That's grim.
While I tested, I spied on a whim
An irate operator,
A CRT hater.
That screen wasn't all that was dim.