March 2020

March 3, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: The cruelest password


Change my password? Now, that’s really scary.
Is it easy? No, it’s kinda hairy!
Punctuation’s preferred,
And you can’t use a word –
That’s unless you use JIM’s dictionary.

March 4, 2020 - Time-Machine Tuesday: For better or worse


This one principal liked to harass
PC techs, and I can’t take a pass.
While I’m showing her how,
She was lost in a vow.
Even principals daydream in class.

March 5, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Drawn to it


Since his laptop on magnets was stuck,
There’s an engineer down on his luck.
When that laptop had crashed
All this testing was trashed.
I am sure that he cried out, “Oh, darn it all!!!”

March 6, 2020 - Flashback Friday: She’s right — that doesn’t work


“It’s amazing!” I told my friend Jeff.
“Sometimes users can be oh, so deaf.
I said, ‘See how it works?’
She replied, ‘No, you jerk!’
'Just be glad I’m not F L U F!'”

March 9, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Say, this is almost as easy as Linux!


When we rolled out the brand new machines,
It disrupted a user’s routines.
Though it was kinda draining,
I gave her some training.
She’s now back to counting the beans.

March 10, 2020 - It was right here

There's a user who wants a drive mapped.
He can't use it? Oh, boy, how he snapped.
What would cause him to smolder?
A doubly named folder
Would cause the guy's pants to get crapped.

March 11, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Oops!


The mood ‘round the office got steamy
When a boss replied acting so seamy.
He should go take a powder!
We’re not Winfred-Lauder
And talking ‘bout Wick’s aide named Mimi!

March 13, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Hoarder


There’s no disk space? Now that’s really serious
For the cause is some archives mysterious.
They’re too big. That’s no lie.
He’d be better off by
Toasting all of his spam that’s Nigerious.

March 16, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Documentation just takes up too much space


In the ancient times known as the 80’s,
A new change put the mainframe through Hades.
“So you know what to do
With no help from Big Blue,
Here’s instructions. Make sure you obey dese.”

Some time later, I felt I should go.
My instructions were set all aglow.
Since my docs all were banished,
My changes? They vanished.
Now hear me laugh, “I told you so!”

March 17, 2020 - Seek and ye shall find

Boastful claims the new boss liked to make.
We all thought that his claims were a fake.
He confirmed all our fears -
It would take him two years
To discover what made his mouse shake.

March 18, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: All true statements, in their way


I met Barney, the kindest of souls.
Doing hard things is one of his goals.
He’s what management needs
Doing one of their deeds:
Shoving square pegs inside of round holes.

March 20, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Oh yes, definitely a quality problem!


I once worked giving corporate helps,
When I heard of the higher-up’s yelps
That his PC sure sucked.
“No, it won’t self-destruct
In five seconds. Good luck, Mr. Phelps.”

March 23, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Seeing is believing


There’s some tales. We like to recite ‘em
About users. Yes, they’re quite an item.
This one’s taking a risk
By removing a disk
Using pliers with teeth that will bite ‘em.

Though they sometimes have incorrect grammar,
They all leave us at times with a stammer.
“That must be quite a task.
Yet I still have to ask:
How’d he get the thing in? With a hammer?”

March 25, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Sometimes it really ISN’T your job


Having fun was our ultimate goal
When we went to the alley to bowl.
But a name entry foul
Made the boss start to growl
Before anyone took their first roll.

“I can fix it, since I’m on the ball!”
Said our manager, making the call.
All his poking and typing
Left keglers all griping.
Their systems all crashed, I recall.

From the staff, we received a stern stare
Since their bowlers had much time to spare.
There were some that were pleased
When the tension was eased
By the drinks from the bar that was there.

We were told we should go take a hike
Since this down-time, they really don’t like.
Our next outing? I’ll say
I will be far away
The next time that our manager strikes.

March 27, 2020 - Flashback Friday: No, if it were too risky … oh, never mind


There’s reporting and we need to track it.
But our CIO simply won’t back it.
“There’s some risk? I say no!”
I’m sure this CIO
Surfs the web while he wears a life jacket.

March 30, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: It’s semi-automatic

This report's run, and no one's annoyed.
For its timeliness, all have enjoyed.
Like a clock's hourly chime,
It arrives every time
Just as long as this guy was employed.

March 31, 2020 - But water has always been our friend!

Here's advice from a veteran, bud.
Storing disks in a hole? That's a dud.
I'd suggest that you might
Keep your backups off-site
Just in case you get hit by a flood.