November 2019

November 1, 2019 - Penny wise

All those must-haves, and there were so many,
Were shot down. since the owner pinched pennies.
The old-timer will say,
"You know back in the day,
We knew someone like that. He's Jack Benny."


November 4, 2019 - It's really no mystery

In the time tracking project endeavor,
This one guy was quite lazy. However,
While much logging was spurned,
Soon a lesson was learned:
Logging late can be better than never.


November 6, 2019 - The fobbit

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (11/4/09)

In a Hummer, we drove ‘round a fobbit
When the “enemy” wanted to mob it.
Through an “insurgent’s” boom,
He avoided the doom
Of returning home like John Wayne Bobbitt.

This is one that I actually remember writing ten years ago. I had a couple readers back then say they spit up coffeed reading it.


November 7, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Third wave’s the charm

Throwback Thursday Limerick (11/9/09)

Common sense everyone is defying.
“’Reply all’ is so wrong!” they’re replying.
Their effect has severity.
Now give to our charity:
Our corp’rate Exchange server’s dying.


November 8, 2019 - Peace of mind (but nothing else)

Error messages - techies all need them.
They've got info, and we need to heed them.
Coders write them each day
Thinking hard what to say.
Now if only our users would read them...


November 11, 2019 - The jig is up

Was the power off? Fish took a guess.
"You should never assume!" He'll confess.
A near co-worker sighed
Since he thought he had died,
But I'll bet that his pants were a mess.


November 12, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: She’s in the dark most days

Time-Machine Tuesday Limerick (11/16/09)

I had thought that her monitor fried
When each remedy failed when tried.
I’m not going berserk! It’s
All on the same circuit!
It’s not like its hamster had died.


November 13, 2019 - Gone but not forgotten

All the programmers sure hit the roof
From their colleague's spectacular goof.
A clean work-space, he meant,
But then something else went:
All their VSS files had gone "Poof!"

He became the cause of their derision,
But there's code saved in some old revision.
While their colleagues's to blame,
Not just him should they flame:
There's their admin with no backup vision.