June 2020

June 1, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: The more things change …

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (5/27/10)

When an aide from a large corporation
Called to vent to me ‘bout her workstation,
I thought, “She pays her bills
Not with terminal skills,
But the way that she ‘takes down dictation.’”

June 2, 2020 - That’s a very strange church

All his tirades would cause us much stress.
His computer was in quite a mess.
What I watched on that day
Caused me later to say,
"Are there sins you would like to confess?"

June 3, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Four-letter words


If we don‘t change, those numbers won’t fit.
Include letters? Now that we’ll permit.
Won’t QC be surprised
If one day they’re advised
That our factory’s sending out …?

June 5, 2020 - Flashback Friday: NOW they get some edge?


“Here’s your system. Please cut us a check.”
They refused it. We said, “What the heck?”
We were put in a pickle
Because they’re so fickle
And we wrote their system to spec.

June 8, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: We prefer the term ‘custom-built’

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (6/1/10)

Those new stands that they bought for the clerks?
There’s one user who’s got a few quirks.
He likes cardboard, some clips
And an old binding strip.
It’s not fancy, but he says it works!

June 9, 2020 - But you all seemed so happy with my progress

They were pleased when that contractor showed 'em
Their reports. His response? It sure throwed 'em.
"It may seem quite absurd:
These were all done in Word.
Now you say that you want me to code 'em?"

June 10, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Fun with numbers

With cost savings, I had me some fun.
Since my devious plan had begun,
I would look like a hero
While net gain is zero
When everything's all said and done.

June 12, 2020 - Flashback Friday: No worries, we’ve already solved that problem more expensively

Flashback Friday Limerick (6/3/10)

When the scanners we bought did arrive,
A quick setting would bring them alive.
But new cables were planned.
We paid over ten grand.
One is yours for a buck ninety-five.

June 15, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: As it was, no encryption was needed

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (6/4/10)

We have tapes that we’re storing off-site.
“We’ll encrypt them all starting tonight!”
When I tried to decrypt
Them, I yelled, “I’ll be dipped!
There’s no data here! Something’s not right!”

So I spoke with some vendors and peers
To see how data now disappears.
“Check the script.” Sakes alive!
We once changed out that drive.
We’ve been making blank backups for years!

June 16, 2020 - Never heard of him

Here's a meeting 'bout "Skip Level." Why?
Since not once have I heard of that guy!
"It's not someone, you twit!
We'll just meet for a bit.
It's a "1 Over 1." Now, reply!

June 17, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Just leave it to the numbers guys, OK?

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (5/9/10)

Typed the pilot fish, “Man, what is next?
I believe that our Apples are hexed!
Get us brand new G5s!
I hope mine stays alive
While I’m typing our cataloggiys1.’[uagfasiufg kjw5qiwt igaxs

June 19, 2020 - Flashback Friday: What’s 24,000 pages in the bigger scheme of things?

Flashback Friday Limerick (6/10/10)

“I don’t need those reports,” my boss dreamed.
It’s too costly to fix, or it seemed.
Lines were fixed with a star,
Then I said, “There you are!
Now, my friend, you’ll no longer get reamed.”

June 22, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Now, that’s excitement

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (6/11/10)

To the server room everyone flocked.
The alarms rang, now everyone’s shocked.
We all came to see NT.
The room, we can’t MT
Because all the doors became locked.

June 23, 2020 - Tell me if this starts to hurt

When my customers call, I will rush in.
Once I had quite the off-beat discussion.
What's the cause that you see
Of your BSOD?
To find out, you might get a concussion

June 24, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: What makes that guy SYSTEM so great?

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (6/14/10)

I can’t log in remote? That’s a shock!
So I locally went to take stock.
Twas a VP admin.
I believe he has kin
Who has messed with ComputerWorld’s clock.

I didn’t see this until 10:00 AM – the story says
it was posted at 8:14 AM.

June 26, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Color me confounded

Flashback Friday Limerick (6/15/10)

“There’s no records? Go plug in the cable.
It’s dark gray,” said the tech that was able.
But the guy can’t see red.
It looks dark gray instead.
Can we teach him the value of labels?

June 29, 2020 - The secret

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (6/16/10)

Need a practical joke? Here’s a keeper!
Take a co-worker who’s a deep sleeper.
The first night he’s on-call
Ring his pager. That’s all.
And the number you leave? It’s his beeper.

June 30, 2020 - The secret

Here my script - seems my app will deep six it.
I went looking for some way to nix it.
There's a chapter I read:
"When your prompt's turning red,
Just stop reading! Now go back and fix it."