July 2020

July 1, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: He’ll figure it out


The young marketing guy threw a fit
For his monitor screen was not lit.
The guy’s trouble began
When he plugged in a fan.
Now he’s hot, but the fan’s clean of...

Shaving Cream, be nice and clean.
Shave every day and you’ll always look keen.

July 3, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Just don’t say a word to the bank

Flashback Friday Limerick (6/18/10)

“We need help,” the technicians all snipe.
“Getting token’s a tech support gripe.”
More accounts? They say “No,”
Since the bank works so slow.
It was fixed with assistance from Skype.

July 6, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: The glass kind

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (6/21/10)

I’ll admit I was taken aback
When a ticket appeared out of whack.
But the boss said it’s nutty
That glass and some putty’s
A windows repair service pack.

July 7, 2020 - Everyone, learn this chant

Help desk tried to assist, but they can't.
So my magical touch, would I grant?
Since I could not be beat,
I would have him repeat
The "Owatanahsiam" chant.

July 8, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: We call her Pointy Harriet

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (6/25/10)

“You can’t log in? I’ll try to appease ya.
Plug this cord in. I’m sure it’ll please ya.”
Can’t an IT director
Use network connectors?
She can’t if she suffers amnesia.

July 10, 2020 - Flashback Friday: You’re dragging us down

Flashback Friday Limerick (6/29/10)

As our system was showing its chops,
We had thought we’d be earning their props.
But their suits had their doubts.
Have them still run their routes.
Just don’t take time to make any stops.

Version 2

As our system was showing its chops,
We had thought we’d be earning their props.
"We've our doubts," said the suits.
Have them still run their routes.
Just don’t take time to make any stops.

July 13, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Harder_than_it_looks, apparently

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (7/2/10)

To bring the code back to compliance
I sought help from one of our clients.
“Where’s the underscore key?”
“It’s right there! Can’t you see?”
It’s typing! It’s not rocket science!

July 14, 2020 - Always ask the obvious first.

Here's a lesson: you never assume.
When you meet on an app that's like Zoom,
While your section debates,
And you can't see your mates,
Yet your laptop has not met its doom.

O'er the knowledge base site the fish hovered.
Soon the fix to the problem's discovered.
What's the fix? He'd decide
Give that thingy a slide -
Leave the lens on the camera uncovered.

July 15, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: If it was, it sure isn’t now

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (7/5/10)

I believed our careers were both dead
When that server ‘bout took off my head.
“I believed it was longer!”
I said back much stronger,
“I heard that was just what she said!”

July 17, 2020 - Flashback Friday: He does have a knack for simplifying things

Flashback Friday Limerick (7/8/10)

There’s some programming mods to be made.
But two months? “That’s too long, I’m afraid.”
Make some dots and a line?
That solution is fine
If our users were in the first grade.

July 20, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: It’s in the cards

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

Printing cards with each owner’s odd notion
Helped me put some escape plans in motion.
They said I earned my keep
As a programming veep,
And it earned me an instant promotion.

July 21, 2020 - Now let’s guess what fish’s new password is

At my office, it's my firm belief
Filching tissue won't make me a thief.
There my password, I'll change
Since the setup there's strange.
But use "TP?" I bet it's too brief.

July 22, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Survival of the fittest, hardware division

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (7/9/10)

Said this veep at my present employa,
“We’ve been hacked. That must really annoy ya.”
“It’s your mouse, I will bet!”
Does all management get
Really caught up with hack paranoia?

July 24, 2020 - Flashback Friday: How about a shark?

Flashback Friday Limerick (7/13/10)

“There’s no test print? That makes me quite cross!
We can’t tell if the docs get across!”
She replied, “Yes, it did.
It went home for my kids.
They all want to be like JIM THE BOSS.”

July 27, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: I guess looks are everything

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (7/14/10)

Why’s the plotter placed so far away?
‘Cause the pointy haired boss has his say.
That big printing device
Doesn’t look very nice.
It appears he is into feng shui.

July 28, 2020 - We’ll fix this, inshallah

Said the user, "There's something amiss.
For my class, English I must dismiss."
Said the fish, "Me, you call
To add keyboards. That's all,
".siht ekil gnidaer trats ot evah ll'uoy rO

July 29, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Priorities

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (7/15/10)

When the foosball man broke that was yella,
IT fixed it. The job was so stella.
But a printer? It’s nixed!
For two months it’s not fixed!
Should I nag them with my vuvuzela?

July 31, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Oh, did I say 30 DAYS?

Flashback Friday Limerick (7/21/10)

When the software did nothing but crash,
I restored from the tapes in a flash.
Thirty days? It could be.
But I’d venture that he
Must have been at one heck of a bash.