April 2020

April 1, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: It’s either this or spin the Wheel o’ Fish

With their tickets for help desk, they thought,
"Here's a name - we'll let him take a shot.
We are not really sure
He's worked on this before,
But he is the best hope that we've got.

...or, as I posted it...


˙˙˙ʇoƃ ǝʌ,ǝʍ ʇɐɥʇ ǝdoɥ ʇsǝq ǝɥʇ sᴉ ǝɥ ʇnq
'ǝɹoɟǝq sᴉɥʇ uo pǝʞɹoʍ s,ǝH
ǝɹns ʎllɐǝɹ ʇou ǝɹɐ ǝM
˙ʇoɥs ɐ ǝʞɐʇ ɯᴉɥ ʇǝl ll,ǝʍ - ǝɯɐu ɐ s,ǝɹǝH
:ʇɥƃnoɥʇ ɹᴉǝɥʇ 'ʞsǝp dlǝɥ ɹoɟ sʇǝʞɔᴉʇ ɹᴉǝɥʇ ɥʇᴉM

ʞƆIɹƎWI˥ S,⅄∀pO┴

April 3, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Now he’s a believer


Why’s the network perform with such slowness?
I’ve been charged with this difficult onus.
Every fix, he’ll say, “No!
Get to work! Make it so!
Just as long as it won’t cut my bonus!”

April 6, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: And he’s still on Windows 7 to this day

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (4/9/10)

Yes, a rollout of Seven is planned,
But for now, the new OS is banned.
Yes, your protests are heard.
Now, what part of the word
We call “No” do you not understand?

April 7, 2020 - Dumb luck?

"Use no passwords? That's strictly forbidden."
Bosses' edict the fish quickly did in.
For that logic got ripped
When some keyboard got flipped
Where a password was secretly hidden.

April 8, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: So much for job security


As a PC DOS programming geek,
It’s consulting work like this I’d seek.
I would think it was great
If I could charge a rate
That was twelve thousand dollars a tweak.

April 10, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Anything missing?


They should fill out their tickets expressly.
“We’ve misspelled the name for intern Lesley.”
Twenty minutes were shot,
For the ticket I got
To change Leslie to Lesley’s done mess’ly.

April 13, 2020 - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3536079/memory-lane-monday-a-patch-in-time.html


Does the BitBus’s checksum not match?
Let’s reload all its software from scratch.
What was causing the snags
And was losing our bags?
‘Twas installing an incorrect patch.

April 15, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Out of rotation

The assistant said, “Something’s amiss.
There’s a problem that seems to persist.
Now the OCR’s dead
When a doc’s backwards fed.
"¿sıɥʇ ǝʞıן ʇı ʇɹǝʌuı sɹǝʇndɯoɔ ʇ’uɐɔ

April 17, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Reduce, reuse, recycle, reward


Since the boss’s aid’s using her bean,
IT treats her just like she’s a queen.
She’s the one with the sense
To pay off our expense,
So our hats off to you, Mrs. Green!

April 20, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: System Zzzzz


Oh, my gosh! Am I some kind of geek?
While I’m sleeping, still techie I speak!
I’ll be fixing a stall
That I can not recall.
Why can’t I dream of girls like Moanique?

April 21, 2020 - Only connect

While I'm talking with one of my mates,
A thought hits while his thoughts he relates.
"Disk - a floppy or stiffy?
That ref'rence so iffy:
The same thing, but two different states.”

April 22, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Data safeguarding, by the professionals


We are experts at data reviving.
Our accountants say we’re really thriving.
Do we use our own service?
Nah! That makes me nervous!
I told them, “Man, you must be jiving!”

“For our back-up procedures are sloppy.
There’s no feedback to say there’s a copy.”
I then told my boss, “Geez,
I would be more at ease
If I did it myself on a floppy!”

April 24, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Touchy


When the engineer called, I said “Watt?
Wire you sure our program is shot?”
Our new program detected
It’s all not connected.
It’s shocking! Revolting! They’re caught!

April 27, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Sometimes the problem is clear


“This darn mouse won't work! It’s so insane!
It keeps bouncing!” I heard him complain.
But his mouse pad? Alas,
It’s a clear piece of glass,
Which to use with a mouse is a pane.

April 28, 2020 - Flashback Friday: 90 days same as cache?

While I left with professional flair,
It appeared that IT didn't care
For a year and a half,
It would cause me to laugh -
It was like I was still working there.

April 29, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: He’s really good at worst-case scenarios


It’s not prudent, I’m saying today.
Punching DSDD’s not the way.
You are running the risk
That by changing a disk
That our GI’s become DOA.