September 2018

September 4, 2018 - Faster and easier? That's not in the contract

Though I fixed their T1 with much spunk,
What my manager told me sure stunk.
"It's a union shop man.
You just do what you can.
As for screwdrivers? They're only drunk."

September 5, 2018 - Well, you asked for it!

When they faxed us, the type was too small.
Ones and zeroes - I can't tell them all!
I was put in my place
When their data was placed
In a tube that's about three feet tall.

September 6, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Well, trial and error IS a mechanism

Was his duty the CSO shirking?
One might say that our chains he was jerking.
He had said to our face
That the system's in place -
Well, it was, but it sure wasn't working.

September 7, 2018 - Another satisfied IT customer!

That department head: Could he be trusted?
He was curious, sometimes disgusted.
In a half year or so,
Off to jail he would go.
Thanks to what I did, he had been busted.

September 12, 2018 - Why we (don't always) love the squeaky wheel

The group's mood is so dark and so dank.
Today's fish is the one they can thank.
They've got rights, they all cried
On development's side.
Now there's less time for surfing the Tank.

September 13, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Just one more thing to worry about

Said the fish today, "What in tarnation?!?
Their security brings consternation."
No H-T-T-P-S
Could create quite a mess,
Even when he would book a vacation.

September 14, 2018 - One small step forward, one giant leap back

On-line bill pay: It's changed. What the heck?
Making payment's a pain in the neck!
I should send it by mail -
The one named for a snail.
You know - using an old-fashioned check?

September 19, 2018 - The Intern Experience

His proposal - I sure would require it.
What 'e give me, I di'nae admire it,
Avast! Take a look!
It be gobbletygook!
Yo-ho-ho! It be done by a pirate!!!

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

September 20, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Mini hands make light work

To our fish, this one teacher would bark.
All those mice will not work on a lark.
I would test on a whim.
They should be just like JIM:
They're more useful when left in the dark.

September 21, 2018 - Back to the ol' spam-fighting drawing board

Our group's spam fighting quest is sure noble.
But one message was funky - that's no bull.
It sure caused a distraction -
A big chain reaction -
Like one in that plant in Chernobyl.

September 24, 2018 - Remember, you can't say @#$%! without !

'Twas a note from a suit with seniority.
Every note he send's marked "HIGH PRIORITY"
A response it desired?
Though I did, not required.
It should really be marked "HIGH IGNORE-ITY."

September 25, 2018 - Useful redefined

He can't program, but still he's worthwhile.
He's got talents that make us all smile.
We're discovering that
He was good with a bat,
Which has nothing to do with a file.

September 26, 2018 - Problem Solved

Fuzzy video - fix it, they bitch.
Should we ditch it because of this glitch?
Software? No video.
When I'm done, What a show!
They can't bitch since I hitched up their switch.

September 27, 2018 - Throwback Thursday: Wait, it's not fixed yet!

Phoned my colleague, "The server is dead!
A new disk we will need," the guy said.
When I got there on site
Everything worked alright.
It appears it was all in his head.

September 28, 2018 - Pretty sure that's a 'Critical hardware failure'

A device is not working! Oh, no!!!
Now we know why our work's going slow.
A down server? No way!
Switch or bridge? Not in play!
It's because we can't work without Joe.