FLASHBACK FRIDAY LIMERICK (5/3/10)
“What is making my trash disappear?”
“You’ve deleted it. That’s crystal clear.”
I bet he’d blow a gasket
If his own waste basket
Was emptied just four times a year.
Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (5/5/10)
There’s an order. We all have to heed it:
Print that data! The users all need it!
Yes, we really excel!
Things are running quite well
Just as long as the users don’t read it.
Those alerts, there's some times they elicit
Lots of comments you might call explicit.
You should look at the screen.
In this case, it would mean
You must click on "Dismiss" to dismiss it.
WAYBACK WEDNESDAY LIMERICK (5/6/10)
Some executives don’t have a clue
And they have to be told what to do.
She became so perplexed
By her signature text.
She should check in the box labeled “To:”
FLASHBACK FRIDAY LIMERICK (5/7/10)
Being on-call’s a pain in the seat.
Here’s a plan that just can not be beat:
Get a smartphone just so
There’s one number to know.
We can show folks that it’s really neat!
But while making this smartphone decision,
There’s a boss who would laugh with derision.
“It’s too hard to fix code
On that screen!” the boss crowed.
Well, today one might say he’s got vision!
MEMORY-LANE MONDAY LIMERICK (5/10/10)
Since they need project tracking just right,
I created a prototype site.
I had set up the server
With usual fervor
To see if it was their delight.
When I asked if the site was adored,
The response that I got had me floored.
“We don’t know,” I was told.
I thought, "Lo and behold!
My cool system was largely ignored.”
It was odd to the casu'l observer:
There's this dog, something seemed to unnerve her.
But to us, it was clear
It's high whines she would hear
That would cause her to hide with such fervor.
WAYBACK WEDNESDAY LIMERICK (5/12/10)
There’s a bug in a database job
Causing shouts from the corporate mob.
But the bosses are leery -
“Fish, don’t fix that query.
We’d rather pay two guys named Bob.”
FLASHBACK FRIDAY LIMERICK (5/13/10)
No, our help desk response isn’t slow.
It just helps if you let the staff know.
If you’re missing some digits,
Don’t sit there and fidget.
We’ll fix it so full ID’s show.
MEMORY-LANE MONDAY LIMERICK (5/14/10)'
When the server room got blazing hot,
I drove in so the cause, I could spot.
After hardware was downed
A developer frowned,
“I had turned off the air! I forgot!”
That developer felt so contrite
And wood iron things out – putt it right.
Things are back up to par
From that evening bizarre.
I can take my wife out for a night.
'Twas a problem you wouldn't called wee.
He was flushed, it was easy to see.
Here's advice he should take:
"When it's backups you make,
Don't make one, but make two, maybe three."
WAYBACK WEDNESDAY LIMERICK (5/17/20)
'Twas a test I was sure I had passed!
I was certain I’d be unsurpassed!
Did my code do the trick?
Was my time just too quick?
Maybe I should have done it half-fast...
FLASHBACK FRIDAY LIMERICK (5/19/10)
When we first called the schools, they agreed.
“We will take your old gear! Yes, indeed!”
When more gear had to go,
All the schools told us, “No,
We have got all the doorstops we need.”
MEMORY-LANE MONDAY LIMERICK (5/20/10)
When I left to pursue my reward,
A request was made. “Are you onboard?”
“No,” I Saab-ed, “It’s not cute
To be Dodge-ing a suit.
That’s a price that I sure can’t af-Ford.”
Those delays would cause bosses to scream.
Said a guy on IT's storage team.
"It's a backup!" he'd say.
Now it's run every day
At the end of production's load stream.