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.

November 14, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Oh, sorry, did someone sell off half of YOUR capacity?

Throwback Thursday Limerick (11/11/09)

The idea had made us all frown:
“We will cut our capacity down.”
“But we need all we’ve got!
Month-end uses a lot!
If a flood was here, we would all drown!

So we’re playing the hand we’ve been dealt.
The results all around us are felt.
Will the pointy haired bosses
Perceive all our losses
When they see our processors melt?

November 15, 2019 - He's got his number

I'd get mad and yell French worse than "Heck."
Once my phone was a pain in the neck.
When one button was brought,
By our guy, I had thought,
"Now, who made Mister Rogers a tech?"

November 18, 2019 - But isn’t that better than the actual goal?

Were they meeting their goal? They're above it.
I'm sure management really did love it.
Missing edits? No crime!
Forms were always on time
With a button they simply called "Shove it."

November 20, 2019 - A real light bulb moment

Easter weekend I worked on a whim.
As the weekend dragged, things look so grim.
In the end, there's no doubt,
While one light wasn't out
Like those techies, it surely was dim.

November 21, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: See if you can wriggle out of this one


"Can you fix her PC?" he said "Yes, sir!"
He then pulled out the worm we call Sasser.
But the mail that he sent
Out of shape, got her bent.
No, he sure did not mean to harass her.

November 22, 2019 - Flashback Friday: Your traffic is just going to degrade our perfect network link


While improving the networking link,
The connection had gone on the blink.
From the net group they said,
“It is all in your head.”
I think somebody owes us a drink!

November 25, 2019 - Shake and bake

'Twas a practical joke, quite unplanned.
In one class, I received a demand.
"See, this program? It's stuck!"
So that PC, I shuck-
Like JIM's PC - an Etch-a-Sketch brand.

November 26, 2019 - Time-Machine Tuesday: A non-smashing success

Time-Machine Tuesday Limerick (11/20/09)

When she left by the fire escape,
It was like she had seen on a tape.
She remembered she knew
Just what Batman would do.
She just needed a cowl and cape.

November 27, 2019 - Crash coarse

Engineers had a server type mess.
Why'd it crash? It was anyone's guess.
Then a manager who
Took a trip to the loo
Solved the glitch. Now we're flushed with success!

November 28, 2019 - Throwback Thursday: Solitaire for two

Throwback Thursday Limerick (11/24/09)

There’s a girl whose mouse rudely defied her.
“It’s a virus?” Her eyes opened wider.
“It’s the solitare bug,”
I had said with a shrug.
Now she spends every day playing Spider.