April 7 - 11, 2014

April 11, 2014 - Well, he's the expert, right?

FTP unencrypted a whim?
Though we fought it, the outcome was grim.
How's our problems now rooted?
Now Java gets booted.
I think that should happen to him!

April 10, 2014 - Are you SURE that's all that's broken?

That old monitor's just like a fetter.
I've a new one. I'll just go and get 'er!
When I brought it, I found
That disk errors abound.
Only now I can see them much better.

I got a challenge to write a limerick for a post in another section of ComputerWorld - us Tanksters didn't take what he was saying too well...

Dumb things IT people say

This has made Mr. Kippelman frown:
It's when techies say something is down,
Or a system is dead.
Would he rather instead
Hear, "We are currently experiencing a major outage of the system due to a lack of available disk space on the server, and the fact that we are unable to do any maintenance on it because the service agreement fees haven't been paid due to cost cutting measures taken over three years ago, which also causes the vendor's tech support department to refuse our calls. Should we be able to get this service agreement renewed, they may be able to talk to us in about a week to get this resolved."

April 9, 2014 - Thanks for the help, boss!

He won't share with me? That just ain't right.
I've a plan! Will it work? Well, it might.
What I need's an emergency
And calls with urgency
Placed at all hours of the night.

April 8, 2014 - Details, details

I had thought, "Was this some kind of con?
All his brains, are they suddenly gone?"
"When you reboot," I'd scoff,
"You will first turn it off,
But you then have to turn it back on!"

April 7, 2014 - Y'know, Mr. Manager, you're really not helping

To our spanking new office, will I go?
Yes, I will. But our customers? Why no!
It's a war zone, he said
You'll get beat up or dead.
I'll be making a phone call to Geico.