January 2018

January 3, 2018 - What are they gonna do -- flunk us?

Depending on how you pronounce SQL


PL/SQL: that's what's required.
To three Fortran guys, that's not desired.
Even though I insisted,
Those three just resisted.
Until they found out they were fired.



PL/SQL: that's what we've required.
To three Fortran guys, that's not desired.
Even though I insisted,
Those three just resisted.
Until they found out they were fired.

January 4, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: IT is Murphy's world -- we just live in it

Though the power-up test ran so ducky,
This emergency, things were just yucky.
When I'd count up to twelve
I could smile to myself,
But we all know that thirteen's unlucky.

January 5, 2018 - Law & Order: IT Victims Unit

Late at night, when the database stops.
In the fish goes, repairing the ops.
"What if you just don't show?"
"Not an option. You know
What goes down when one disobeys cops."

January 8, 2018 - Just one more reason we, um, love HR

Their recruiter has got us annoyed!!!
Calls us up to fill some kind of void!!!
When he looks for a match,
Who might be a good catch?
How 'bout someone already employed?

January 9, 2018 - Cause and effect

Things for sure didn't go quite to plan
In the vulnerability scan.
Said both teams, "It's not us!"
It sure raised such a fuss
In a way only Murphy's law can.

January 10, 2018 - Promises, promises

What the fish did was really astute
When his company threatened a boot.
What he needs, they won't train?
A new job he'll obtain
From the threat of a well-fitting suit.

January 11, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Easy enough to fix

The fish opened the closet, revealing
A huge mess that would send his head reeling.
While that mess he'd explore,
"That, I've fixed it before -
There's this modem you shake in the ceiling."

January 12, 2018 - Well, SOMEBODY saw some improvement from this

Boy, that network tech really did suck.
He just got a new offer? What luck!!!
He's not what they required?
He's not gonna get hired?
He wants to come back? Nope - he's stuck!

January 16, 2018 - See how much that helped?

All that rock had one techie delighted.
Oh, that music! We soon had to fight it!
After battling Ozzy,
One guy's seeing fuzzy.
I hope that he's only near-sighted.

January 17, 2018 - What goes around...

"I can't save my code!!! How can that be?!?"
There's a sign that the prof wouldn't see.
I resisted an itch
To say "Karma's a bitch."
Because strangely enough, so was she.

January 18, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: What are the odds?

Said the user - I think he's a clerk.
"I hope I am not being a jerk.
Your net filter's not right
This last Saturday night."
That's for techies stuck weekends at work.

January 19, 2018 - Outflanked

Today's Fred was a teammate oppressor.
Of co-workers, he always spoke lesser.
This would cause lots of stress.
It would sure be my guess
That his ex was a Cobol professor.

January 22, 2018 - Those military guys always get the hot technology!

At the project, security's drilled.
After storms, now the room isn't chilled.
"That's no problem," you'd scoff.
How'd we cool the room off?
I could say, then you'd have to be killed.

January 23, 2018 - The blue-water metric

Your computer won't power up? Damn!
Is the H2O blue in the can?
Why'd the juice go away?
What I'm tempted to say:
'Cause the culprit's the Tidy-Bowl Man!

January 24, 2018 - This day's story was very late, so I posted:

All us admins don't know what to do.
We all wonder, "Will Sharky come to?"
When we check on the site,
We think something's not right.
Just like yesterday's water, we're blue.

Then, finally,  Priorities

When he fixed what was under the hood,
Was his boss impressed? No, though he should.
A good question I raise:
When's the fish getting praised?
When he's making his boss look so good.

January 25, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Oops!

There's a door to stop those who'd intrude.
But a feature about it I viewed.
With its hinge pins outside,
With a driver, some guy'd
Have potential of us getting screwed.

January 26, 2018 - Gee, isn't it nice to be wanted?

A new project - I'd like one much faster.
If I left, it's a staffing disaster.
It would make my head throb.
But I've now got the job
From a friend who's now getting his masters.

January 29, 2018 - You meet the nicest people in IT...

The department of Fred was quite leery.
Until Barney, of Fred, had grown weary.
Ultimatums he'd say.
Fred was canned on that day.
That's the plot of the last "Big Bang Theory."

January 30, 2018 - Email existentialism

She sends mail to herself? My teeth gnash!
Cause my palm to my head give a bash.
Give the user her due:
She's not one of those who
Tends to save all her mail in the Trash.