August 2020

August 3, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Wherefore art thou CIO?

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (7/26/10)

Declared Victor to Mike one day, “Hark,
We’ll use Uniform codes! Let’s embark!”
Should an argument brew
And turn into a feud,
Would it be between Jets and the Sharks?

August 5, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: There’s always a smart aleck around

Install A? You must first install B.
Install B? You must first install C.
But with C, they did say
You must first install A?
This was made by some ID-10-T!!!

August 7, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Huh, you know what really bothers me?

Flashback Friday Limerick (7/29/10)
The young pilot fish got quite berated
When the node issues all were related.
Should that one PO’d user,
The fish’s abuser,
Take something to get him sedated?

August 10, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: So much savings!

"To Development, let's move Production"
Was the ID-10-T's veep's instruction.
It worked fine for two weeks,
'Til a programming geek's
Coding caused quite a huge interruption.

August 11, 2020 - Now hear this

They said what we delivered ain't right.
The sound skips while the plane is in flight.
Why'd the client get bent?
It's the clip that they sent.
It's like this.

August 12, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: There are no crazy troubleshooting ideas

Was the user's mouse really that hosed?
Nothing worked of my fixes proposed.
Then my co-worker said,
"Swap the case out instead."
Then the mouse came to life, so case closed!

August 14, 2020 - Flashback Friday: When you write the manual, ‘RTFM’ becomes your mantra

All those tech support calls! They're the worst!
It was like in my job I was cursed.
I won't haw, and won't hem
Thinking "RTFM"
But it'd help if they did that step first...

August 17, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Great idea, except …


Training’s hosed from the blocker's routine.
“Have a pop-up show up on the screen!”
The director was shocked.
“You can’t do that! They’re blocked.”
Though my thoughts were a bit more obscene.

August 18, 2020 - Is there anything else I can help you with?

For this tale, I say "What in tarnation!"
A call came while I picked up libation,
My wife then took a guess:
"The blue button you press."
Let's put her on the on-call rotation!

August 19, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: The ABCs, or the 1-2-3’s?

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (8/10/20)

As a sorting decision was made,
The boss screamed at me, acting quite frayed,
“Don’t you talk like a geek!
It’s just data I seek!
If you’re lucky, some day you’ll get paid!”

August 21, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Well, not intentionally

Flashback Friday Limerick (8/11/10)

Was the tech a remote network hater?
Brought the net down, then said, “See you later!”
It’s when things go awry
That explains to you why
My new hero is named Steven Slater.

Who was Steven Slater?

August 24, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: An unexpectedly DIY job

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (8/12/10)

There’s an issue that will not compute.
"Fix that bug? Well, someday we’ll get to’t."
When Canuck, 'twas no fun.
Since I’m home, "Git ‘er done!"
Now it’s fixed. That is what I’m aboot!

August 25, 2020 - In search of lost time

Default end times we'd like to enact.
This new mod, Level 2 loudly backed.
I'm sure you could relate -
This mod sure would work great
If the system could only subtract.

August 26, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: Rush, rush, rush — stop!

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (8/13/10)

There’s a spec missed that’s got us concerned.
There’s OT. Midnight oil’s been burned.
Now there’s good news, they say.
Install’s three months away.
Hey, just think of the comp time we’ve earned!

August 28, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Just wondering

Flashback Friday Limerick (8/16/10)

Since our fiber line’s running so crappy,
I replaced it to make it more snappy.
“This three seconds,“ one asked,
“Can you make it more fast?”
Man, some users you just can’t make happy.

August 31, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: While we’re chatting, I should mention about the big red switch …

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (8/17/10)

I did something that wasn’t too smart.
Down the network? Oh, be still my heart!
As I look back, I say
That I’m sure it’s the way
That our friend JIM THE BOSS got his start.