January 2020


January 1, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: New year, same old users

Today’s user knew problems began
When she emptied that lubricant can
In that tape drive so sporty.
Hey, DubyaD-40’s
A tool only used by a man!

January 2, 2020 - Throwback Thursday: Apparently it’s just not in their job description

That darned “Toner Out” light seemed to throw them.
They could change it themselves – I could show them.
“Like an admin assistant?
To that, we’re resistant!”
Such menial tasks were below them.

Then an engineer came on the scene,
Said, “That toner’s mine! Know what I mean?”
Would they notice them more
If the toner was stored
By the company’s coffee machine?

January 3, 2020 - Windows vulnerability

Testing banking that's done from a car.
There's one change that is needed so far.
"With that regular glass
I'd get shot in the ass!
I'd prefer getting shots from a bar."

January 6, 2020 - Sufferin’ succotash!

There is data to send. Boy, it's hot!
Is that disk in the drive? Hey, it's not!
We were able to share
Since we made up a spare.
Where's the old one? 'Twas in the wrong slot.

January 7, 2020 - Time-Machine Tuesday: Does Safari ring a bell?


Sometimes bosses can make things seem knotty
When their knowledge of browsers is spotty.
What does mine really like?
He digs riding his bike
Singing arias like Pavarotti.

January 8, 2020 - That's a turn-on

There a frightening movement had birth.
Our devices are filled with great mirth.
All our hope will be gone!
They turn each other on!
Soon machines will take over the earth!

January 9, 2020 - Throwback Thursday: Well, he DID figure it out by himself


Power’s out and our super will tend it,
And there’s folks who are trying to end it.
"Can an email go
Just to let them all know?"
No, we don’t have a server to send it.

January 10, 2020 - Not a vote of confidence

When he made a toast file list selection,
He had errors, which had missed our detection.
What's erased on that day?
Every voter? No way!
Restore backups before the election!

January 13, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: I guess it’s not stealing when you’re paying for your own


My friend’s internet gripes were abundant.
Access points near his home were redundant.
He connected next door,
Though the signal was poor.
Could his fees for two years be refundant?

My friend’s internet gripes were abundant.
Access points near his home were redundant.
He connected next door,
Though the signal was poor.
Could his fees for two years be refundant?

January 14, 2020 - The third degree

It appeared I'm not what he desired.
Then I said a word that he required.
I'm no longer a tool -
I'm a grad from his school!
I guess that's what it takes to get hired..

January 15, 2020 - Finally! The paperless office!

There's some users we techies must train.
We all hear it again and again!
Dis this user? Don't tempt me.
That paper tray's empty
Just like what you'd see in her brain.

January 16, 2020 - Throwback Thursday: Sounds like managerial experience to us


The new policy makes some feel clammy.
Is a contractor some namby-pamby?
Lots of readers retorted,
"Can we be escorted
By someone we all know as Babmbi?"

January 20, 2020 - Garbage in, nothing out

"Stop this program!" my testing phase plea.
"It keeps asking for numbers from me!"
It won't stop with a wrench,
Or by typing in French.
Here's a lesson about Control-C...

January 21, 2020 - Time-Machine Tuesday: That’s really escalating the problem


When my friend had some troubles with printing,
I believed he would come over sprinting.
But a falling icicle
That fell from the brick‘ll
Do damage, I told his boss, squinting.

“Can you fix it, since that’s what you do”
Asked his boss, “since the laptop’s still new?”
“No, that’s not how it’s solved
Since it’s way more involved
Than some duct tape and Miracle Glue.”

January 22, 2020 - Time waits for no code

From the contracts our company strayed.
Did the staff we had all feel betrayed?
To make up for this gaffe,
They expected the staff
To work OT without being paid.

January 23, 2020 - Throwback Thursday: Help is right around the corner


As I'm scanning the trouble call log,
There’s a user who’s left in a fog.
He went through five locations
And lots of frustration.
I helped him while walking my dog.

January 24, 2020 - Need-to-know

There's one rule by which you must abide:
While you wear your ID with such pride,
Some day you might get bugged
Or get fatally mugged
If you wear your ID while outside.

January 27, 2020 - Sad but true

Is a student upset or depressed?
Do they know someone who's under stress?
We must call the kids back -
But their digits we'll lack?
Call them back? There's no phone number! Guess?

January 28, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Ripped

On our network, that glitch is repaired.
'Twas a rogue device kept undeclared.
There cannot be a doubt
We must dole the things out
Since addresses should never be shared.

January 29, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Ripped


We’ve a boss at the place I’ve been hired
With a habit of which some are tired.
Once I acted like him.
It’s good he’s not like JIM
Or I’m sure that my butt would be FRIERED.

January 30, 2020 - Throwback Thursday: Crash guru


From my office chair covered in leather,
I predicted just when and not whether
Our next server would die.
Then I thought, with a sigh,
“I should be on the news doing weather.”

January 31, 2020 - Memento

"Don't waste paper!" Avoiding that flack,
Students printed on both front and back.
But there's times when it's seen
When a group will go green,
That instead they will wind up with black.