April 2017

April 3, 2017 - All they needed was a little motivation

'Twas a policy admins were liking
'Til their notes about spam started spiking.
What's our inbox like? Damn!
Notes 'bout spam, spam, spam, spam.
It was like from a Pythonese Viking.

"All those notes are insane!" the fish blurts.
"Productivity, this surely hurts!"
Some may say it is strange,
But we got them to change
When we forwarded them our alerts.

April 4, 2017 - And that's why we can't have visitors any more

In the end, we all have to concur,
Using RAID is a great thing for sure.
But then Barney came by.
His new girl saw them die.
Hey! Does Betty not know about her?

April 5, 2017 - Disaster recovery plan, step1: Create a disaster

In spare parts, we've got guys who are loaded.
"We must use them!" the higher-ups goaded.
Circuit breakers would pop,
But this madness won't stop
'Til the breakers so loudly exploded.

April 6, 2017 - Bet he really missed his self-modifying code, too

In debugging the GL, I'm strong
When I'm finding which values are wrong.
Since some code's in assembler
I have to remembler
They're only eight characters long.

April 7, 2017 - C'mon, what BETTER use of superpowers is there?

My co-worker looked down on his luck.
He was stressed. Boy, his day sure did suck.
Soon his stress I would half
With a terminal laugh
And not act like some dumb hockey puck.

RIP Don Rickles 1926 - 2017

April 10, 2017 - Shhhh!

When I put my old firm far behind me.
It's all hush-hush! No need to remind me.
There are times it is neato
Go go incognito.
Not even my new boss can find me!

April 11, 2017 - First question: Was it wired or wireless?

Should we service this router? We should.
Our tech drove there as fast as he could.
To Death Valley he'd trek.
At the scene, he said, "Heck!
This thing isn't for nets - it's for wood!"

April 12, 2017 - By comparison, 'What's your sign?' would be cool

'Twas a try at some innocent mating.
It's a quest to which most are relating.
I had thought, "Ain't no thang!
I'm just use this here Wang.
It's my way of computerized dating."

Did she see it? I can not deny.
All but her did. My text caught their eye.
The girl didn't say "Yes,"
So the next time, I guess
I'll just go up and calmly say, "Hi."

Right after this was posted, I put a note on GPlus congratulating the writer on the shirt, since it was posted as a comment the previous week. A commenter said my first message to the guy was a really strange limerick, so I replied with this:

'Twas a tale 'bout a techie named Kirk
And a girl who looked great in a skirt.
Though his scheme quickly sank,
From the gang in the Tank
Here's a message: Congrats on the shirt!!!

April 13, 2017 - What's in a name?

They changed "beached" into "benched". That's a
But just what did that old term entail?
Did it mean lots of fun
In the hot summer sun?
No, it really meant "beached, like a whale."

April 14, 2017 - Untroductuon to UT, 1970s-style


"Syntax errors!" he saud wuth a grunt.
Through hus code he soon started to hunt.
Whule duscussung Punk Panther
We found out the anther.
'Twas caused by a word spelled as "PRUNT."


April 24, 2017 - Hey, it HAS a C: prompt, so what's the problem?

All those hard cards sure work fine and dandy.
So the fish tried his best to be handy.
Here's a box from the Shack!
He was taken aback:
Cards for PC's won't work in a Tandy.

April 25, 2017 - If I only had a brain...er, executive assistant

VIP - PIN - iOS.
That's a simple fix, one could sure guess.
What I saw in review:
'Twas so easy to do,
His assistant took care of this mess.

April 26, 2017 - Why we love doing tech support for "friends"

We technicians all got very giggly
At that box's new card, oh so wiggly.
'Twas a bargain, he said.
Now that PC is dead
Due to shimming achieved by a Wrigley.

April 27, 2017 - Well, the modem WAS attached to SOMETHING

Senior techies will all tell you this:
Dialing modems, there's sounds you can't miss.
If you've got a free line.
You should always do fine

April 28, 2017 - Training aid

Where were all of our accesses at?
The newb's script made them all go kersplat.
The boss walloped this dude
With an old mailing tube.
He was lucky it wasn't a bat.