July 2017

July 3, 2017 - Our kind of guy

This one salesman's got us annoyed.
Ask a question - this guy's brain's a void.
But the guy he would ask
Sure was up to the task.
It is nice to know Rain Man's employed.

July 4, 2017 - How revolutions are born

Just one leaseholder field? That's so crass!
George then showed me a self-guided class.
To that book I'd adhere.
Thus began my career,
'Cause he thought I should give them some SAS.

July 5, 2017 - To be fair, he DID get it in 20

'Bout our SAN, the boss had his regards.
But his plan, our guy tore into shards.
We're just glad he's not older.
He could have been bolder
And wanted stuff punched into cards.

July 6, 2017 - Four decades later, the same bugs keep popping up

With that error I quickly was thrown.
"It's my name that's at fault!" I would groan.
What was causing the drama?
A pre-filled in comma
The system put in on its own.

July 7, 2017 - Unclear on the concept, plastic edition

IBM's help our mainframe is needing.
Diagnostics those guys should be heeding.
It would finally require
Just a short'ning of wire.
That's not clear when the edge you're on's

July 10, 2017 - Unclear on the concept, plastic edition

As identity fraud, it increases,
On security, I'd write a thesis.
But my plan was soon beat
Since my puzzle's complete.
My wife texted me all of the pieces.

July 11, 2017 - If he wasn't so tidy, it might have survived

"Home made cables are awesome!" he said.
Why's the network at times going dead?
'Twas a coiling's cruel fate.
Although Apple is great,
But his cable's a lemon instead.

July 12, 2017 - Ready, fire, aim!

The new standard - the veep is who picks it.
What I said to him caused him to nix it.
It's not used for what's old,
For this adage is told:
If code works, then you don't try to fix it.

July 13, 2017 - Details, details...

Write a program for processing words?
One in Basic? That task is absurd!
Since our goals we can't meet
We got kicked to the street.
Now I'm one of those unemployed nerds.

July 14, 2017 - Ah, summertime! Hot days, good fishing and, well...

We must tackle a strange glitch in power.
PC's die near the 3:30 hour.
What's the reel cause? We find
Forty miles down the line
This one plant made juice fishy, us sour.

July 17, 2017 - Can you hear me...right here?

I was hiking one day, who knows where.
My phone chimed 'bout a file reading err'
Since I knew it was hot
I would stay in one spot.
Glad I didn't get found by a bear!

July 18, 2017 - Case...er, DRAWER closed

"What's the problem you're having here, ma'am?"
"My computer's put me in a jam."
At the end of the day,
Why'd her net go away?
'Twas from closing a drawer with a slam.

July 19, 2017 - Unclear on the concept, special networking edition

It's a networking cable safari.
What's installed there is really quite sorry.
Tell IT, "Take a hike!
What you've got there is like
Driving dirt roads while in a Ferrari."

July 20, 2017 - There are programming standards, and then...this

Parsing old Cobol code is sure rotten.
Seems the EXITs were always forgotten.
Structured programming guides
Have a rule all abide:
Using GOTO's is strictly verboten.

July 21, 2017 - Because isn't that the obvious way to install it?

Her computer was making her twitch.
'Twas so slow she was starting to bitch.
What's the cause? I don't know.
Move her desk? That's too slow.
It was caused by a boarded up switch.

July 24, 2017 - Parlez-vous workflow?

Well, Pierre, based on what they demand,
We'll proceed with the project as planned.
We will put in that fix.
What? You say that it's six?
Hello... Hello... Anybody there?...

July 25, 2017 - Enhance your resume (the vendor sales rep way!)

"A word processor? That would be hot!
You can't do that with what you have got!
For a hundred grand more
Get a new thirty four!"
I would call that a resume-not.

July 26, 2017 - Wasn't this supposed to speed things up?

Since my job took an outward trajectory,
They had problems with Active Directory.
A new server would nix it
Until I could fix it.
So now it's configured correctory.

July 27, 2017 - Size Matters

Those new PC's we sure do adore!
But the boss, his new box he'd abhor.
But in two days or so
It's a coaster for joe.
I thought that's what the CD tray's for.

July 28, 2017 - Blindsided

We've got systems in many a state.
(Well a city in each, give or take...)
An enlightening day!
Reps sure watch what they say
When their pitch gets recorded on tape.

July 31, 2017 - And you thought you knew how to do arithmetic

Was the real estate office that blind?
How they billed was an eye-popping find!
Our employees are hosed
Since our management knows
They don't bill for the contracting kind.