May 2019

May 1, 2019 - Wayback Wednesday: At least he asked

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (4/30/09)

Our deep hatred of malwareís unmatched.
Each infection weíre striving to catch.
But a call came this morning
About a dire warning.
At least itís no Microsoft patch.

May 2, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Pretty much what everyone means by it

Throwback Thursday Limerick (5/1/09)

Since Iím moving on up in the joint,
A new honcho they had to appoint.
Though he seemed kind of bright
It evaded their sight
How his hair seemed to grow to a point.

May 3, 2019 - Maybe a paperweight next time?

All those floppies are blank? What the Zuck?
With a trip to the client I'm stuck.
So the boss said "Adieu,
Got your floppies? Take two,
Or like disks to a file, you'll be stuck."

May 6, 2019 - Shopaholic

There was one eager shopper at work.
Need some stuff? He would sure go berserk!
This arrangement fell hard
Via corporate card
Since it took away one of the perks.

May 7, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: Itís all in how you ask

Time-Machine Tuesday Limerick (5/4/09)

When the office we moved to was built
I requested a drawer with tilt.
Though itís not on her list,
For my wrist I persist
ĎTil my logical mind made her wilt.

May 8, 2019 - Take cover, itís a student programmer!

Student decks contain miniature thrusters?
It's a problem, and staff it sure flusters.
With green cards punched like lace,
They'd shoot all o'er the place
Like that library scene in Ghostbusters.

May 9, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: But thanks for asking

Throwback Thursday Limerick (5/7/09)

The responses have tended to flatten
Us from plants from LA to Manhattan.
Though itís clear to our team,
They are making it seem
Just like JIMís talking to them in Latin.

May 10, 2019 - Wrongle dongle

Pilot Fish in this blog all along'll
Know wireless gear needs a dongle.
It has got to be said
Nothing plays with your head
Like when using a dongle that's wrong'll.

May 13, 2019 - If thatís true, I should investigate some more

A dead monitor once at my gig
Had a guy using it. What the frigg?!?
The thing works even when
It has not been plugged in.
Did he tell it he wants to be big?

May 14, 2019 - Business laptop? $1,000. Sending away the thief? Priceless.

"Get away with my laptop?!? No more!!!"
He made sure the thief's stuck on his floor.
In retirement, with surety,
He'll work security.
He's got a foot in the door.

May 15, 2019 - Wayback Wednesday: Only good for PLANNED emergencies

An emergency plan I would pitch.
"What's your number?" He won't give an inch!
Well, if he needs a ride,
We should all run and hide.
Hey, there, Pal, you know karma's a bitch!

May 16, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Testing, testing, testing

There's a script I wrote, one of my best.
I was hoping the thing would get blessed.
It's my boss, it will find.
Though it's working just fine,
Ten years later, it still is in test.

May 17, 2019 - Bury it with the mouse

There's a stench, and the search had begun.
It's a mouse, and it's status: Well Done.
Cartoon fans are in tears!
After seventy years,
It's appearing that Tom fin'lly won.

May 20, 2019 - Memory-Lane Monday: Weíre monitoring that

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (5/19/09)

The new shelving job I have to bash
Since the contractor tried to save cash.
He had tried to use glue,
But the monitors flew
And the whole thing fell down in a crash.

So his job wound up being a dud.
So I told the guy, ďListen up, bud!
I designed it myself.
Now go rebuild the shelf,
This time screwing it into a stud.Ē

May 21, 2019 - What's the emergency?

All the movers were quick to discover
Around cut-offs while working, don't hover.
Lots of teeth would be gnashed
As each server, they crashed,
Which is why each switch now has a cover.

May 22, 2019 - Given enough time and resources, it could be done

What we told them would cause them to fidget.
"You can't validate socials, you idjet!
You can't tell if it's wrong!
They're just nine digits long!
Unlike barcodes, there is no check digit."

May 23, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Lost in translation


There's a sale, but the phones are disabled
For a tech had misread the wrong label.
But soon, letter by letter
The system's all better
Because of a fish we call Babel.

May 24, 2019 - Queue-less

Getting printouts at once was my goal.
My instructor, one method he stole.
I would soon learn one day
How to keep it that way
Is to shut up and not tell a soul.

May 27, 2019 - Thatís the last acronym I would have expected him not to know

Our new CIO's tour did come through.
I explained just what each part would do.
He asked, "What's DMZ?"
He's not stupid. You see,
From his background, he already knew.

May 28, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: But it was only one missing part


The new PCís all gave me a shock.
They wonít boot though they come straight from
ďThereís a CPU missing!Ē
The vendorís techís hissing.
I answered, ďDude, youíve got a rock!Ē

May 29, 2019 - Ever hear about the chessboard and the rice grains?

To make sure all part numbers have clarity,
A check digit should stop all disparity.
What's the drawbacks? There's one.
It's reports by the ton.
It's replaced by a thing known as parity.

May 30, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: It happens every January

Throwback Thursday Limerick (6/4/09)

We were sure we were gonna catch heck
When the CEO called up our tech.
Wouldnít everyone like a
Job where all the FICA
Is maxed on the new yearís first check?

May 29, 2019 - Oh yeah

What the guy told me as an aside -
"Check with managers." "Meh," I replied.
There's some change to be done
But I'm told not a one,
So I earned the cursed trebuchet ride.