May 2020

May 1, 2020 - Flashback Friday: 90 days same as cache?


“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.

May 4, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Consistency should count for something

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.

May 5, 2020 - Educational

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.

May 6, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Maybe she’s still pondering your explanation


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:”

May 8, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Smart, but not THAT smart


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!

May 11, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Glad it was just a quick one


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.”

May 12, 2020 - This business has gone to the dogs

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.

May 13, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Slow down there, buddy


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.”

May 15, 2020 - Flashback Friday: It was like this when I got here


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.

May 18, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Never let a software guy near hardware


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.

May 19, 2020 - Insert bathroom humor here

'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."

May 20, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Maybe they weren’t looking for fast


'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...

May 22, 2020 - Flashback Friday: You can’t give that stuff away


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.”

May 25, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Did they say anything about an offer you couldn’t refuse?

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.”

May 26, 2020 - Mystery solved

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.