September 2020

September 1, 2020 - Elementary

Yes, a techie must act as detective
When a printer or box acts defective.
When I'd go take a look,
There's a hint from a book
By Sir A. Conan Doyle's effective.

September 2, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: For my next trick …

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (8/18/10)

I’ll admit I could not be much bolder
When the suits only gave a cold shoulder.
Here's a system so slick!
There’s an icon they click
That will open their coffee cup holder.

September 4, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Eh, I guess it could happen to anybody

Flashback Friday Limerick (8/19/10)

As the snow gently fell in the street,
A stopped job made my heart skip a beat.
But the tech left no doubt:
“Console’s paper was out.”
His reply made me feel like sheet.

September 7, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: OK, so it’s no problem for you, but what about your PC?

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (8/23/10)

I was trying to locate the pox
That was causing her networking blocks.
Could she get her email?
That she gets without fail
By some thinking that’s outside the box.

September 8, 2020 - Please hold for Nice Barney

This one DBA was quite a sleeper.
In his REM state, no one got deeper.
When we'd call, 'twas the norm
That he'd swear up a storm.
We resolved it by using a beeper.

September 9, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: You can’t blame marketing this time

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (8/31/10)

Since the method they used was so crude,
Their reaction was rather subdued.
“Turn these thingies right there
And it won’t need repair,
And the next time, you won’t be so screwed.”

September 11, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Comply and die

Flashback Friday Limerick (9/1/10)

When we told what our changes entailed,
We were told by the bosses, “You’re nailed!”
Now we all have to say
That we sure miss the day
When the comma heads always prevailed.

September 14, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: Sneakynet

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (9/2/10)

“What is being the network destroyer?”
I was asked by my present employer.
What’s the cause of the stress?
You’ve got only one guess.
It’s so obvious! Just blame the lawyers!

September 15, 2020 - And the motherboard slipped right out

All that shortening! You'd think's system killing.
Could they save it? Our Ron was quite willing.
After cleaning, okay!
And Ron says to this day
GX1's always had the best filling.

September 16, 2020 - Wayback Wednesday: A little too literal-minded

Wayback Wednesday Limerick (9/7/10)

Could that manager whine any more
When I went to her desk to explore?
Did I go right away
And start filling her tray?
I thought that’s what a TA was for.

September 18, 2020 - Flashback Friday: Let’s review: Step 1 …

Said the owner on day on the phone,
"There's one network connection that's blown."
But the fish would soon scoff,
"With your server turned off,
I will bet that it isn't alone."

September 21, 2020 - Memory-Lane Monday: An ounce of prevention is worth a pounding headache

Memory-Lane Monday Limerick (9/11/09)

“We’ll lose power! The risk can’t be greater!”
Cried the suit that the techs now call “Traitor.”
There was no interruption,
Just file corruption
From sludge in our old generator.