March 2019

March 1, 2019 - Sometimes percussive maintenance doesn’t work

There's one screen that just sits there and hums.
With a temper more violent than some,
This one boss made it sick
With a violently placed kick.
Bet that terminal's not all that's dumb.

How'd this happen? The boss won't admit it.
When they'd ask, he did nothing but hid it.
When he's told about how,
"Can't imagine it now."
He won't have to, because the guy did it!

March 4, 2019 - Easier than an exorcism

When I owned that PC repair shop,
There's one case where the problem won't stop.
Though I'd take it apart
The thing just wouldn't start.
It was fixed by an anger fueled drop.

March 5, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: That would explain it


When the programmer phoned his replies in
To a problem we had, t’was surprisin’
That his fix didn’t take.
To avoid this mistake
We should call up that guy from Verizon.

March 6, 2019 - Just not as dangerous as stationery?

The inspection they did was so brisk!
They would spot every injuring risk.
Envelopes could soon fall,
They could hurt one and all
Not unlike this one anger-thrown disk.

March 7, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Straight to the point


There’s a bean-counting corp’rate reviewer
Who thinks I should do edits by viewer.
You know, I’ve had enough!
I think I should get F L U F
To go talk to the guy with a skewer!

March 8, 2019 - What was plan C?

The disk clicking's sure bothering him.
A and B won't work - tried on a whim.
I have got quite the trick
That will make that disk sick -
Fill it up with the wisdom of JIM.

March 11, 2019 - Memory-lane Monday: Mobile, redefined


Being mobile’s so lacking in glamour,
I could go at the cubes with a hammer.
There’d be less to lament
If the adjective meant
That I worked in southwest Alabammer.

March 12, 2019 - Managing up

So the boss wants to stop all inspection?
There's no reason for error detection?
Things are running so tight!
Everything works just right!
Seems he just cannot deal with rejection...

March 13, 2019 - How do you say 'zapped' in French?

Here's a cable to put in as mapped.
It's in French? Our technicians felt trapped.
While I do not speak French,
When that cable I'd clench,
I sure did as I quickly got zapped.

March 14, 2019 - Echo chamber

Throwback Thursday Limerick (3/16/09)

'Round the server room work I had hovered,
Where incompetence soon was discovered.
All because of some dope,
Who was given a rope,
Who then told his boss, "I've got it covered."

March 15, 2019 - Echo chamber

There's one day that I really got bored.
So our terminal, I had explored.
"'Local echo' turned off?"
Let me fix it." I'd scoff.
NNooww iitt''ss bbrrookkeenn?? OOff tthhaatt,, II wwaass fflloooorreedd!!

March 18, 2019 - W-I-D-E area network

There's a print out I'd like to have soon.
It's in Saudi? I'm starting to swoon!
It is still way must faster
Than printing at NASA -
Their jobs could wind up on the moon.

March 19, 2019 - Heavenly tech support

See that daycare's Wifi? What a shock!
Though my idea surely would rock,
Would they pick up the hint
If their printer would print
The whole book that's by Benjamin Spock?

March 20, 2019 - A flicker of excitement

How'd they handle that flicker? Pathetic!
How I fixed it made them copacetic.
Replace hardware? You jerks!
This is why nothing works:
It's the cause was electromagnetic.

March 21, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Don’t make us hungry. You wouldn’t like us when we’re hungry.

Throwback Thursday Limerick (3/17/09)

Mr. Lumbergh had made me irate
Since a desk in the cellar's my fate.
Then he brought more decline
When he stole my Swingline,
Then said to me, "That would be great…"

So I worked in the darkest of places
Far away from my coworkers' faces.
Now I don't get some cake!?
That is all I can take!!!
Now they'll all need some new office spaces!!!

March 22, 2019 - Flashback Friday: Power play

Flashback Friday Limerick (3/18/09)

I had said to the bean counter, “Please,
A new UPS runs us twelve G’s.”
His reply was quite jolting
And downright revolting.
“Request denied!” he said with ease.

But in three months some progress was made.
Would an accident leave folks unpaid?
No, a newly fried riser
Card made him much wiser,
My UPS then was okayed.

March 25, 2019 - Hope they sprang for gas money

Our old stats were like leagues that were bush.
With my macros, they're no longer mush.
If the group has some class
They should pay for my gas,
And much more to know which key to push.

March 26, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: Sometimes, sharing just isn’t enough

Time-Machine Tuesday Limerick (3/23/09)

Though the networking system is ours,
Some support’s done by external powers.
But when they fix a scan,
I believe that their plan
Should be working for more than eight hours.

March 27, 2019 - Would it help to change the password to 99999999?

999999 99999 9999 999999 999999 999!
9999 9999999 999 99999 9999 999 9999999?
9999 999 9999 9999 99999
9999 999999 999 999999 99 999,
9999 99999 9999 999, and that did the trick!

March 28, 2019 - Memory-Lane Monday: Debugging, the hard way

Throwback Thursday Limerick (3/24/09)

When the president called, I came running,
And his problem I solved with my cunning.
He was thrown out of whack
When I looked on the back.
For a smart guy, this gaffe was quite stunning.