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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The 12 Days of an Engineer's Christmas


On the first day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
One real emergency!

On the second day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the third day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the seventh day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the eighth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Eight virus warnings,
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Nine mails delaying,
Eight virus warnings,
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Ten backups stalling,
Nine mails delaying,
Eight virus warnings,
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Eleven drives a'mapping,
Ten backups stalling,
Nine mails delaying,
Eight virus warnings,
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Helldesk sent to me:
Twelve lusers whining,
Eleven drives a'mapping,
Ten backups stalling,
Nine mails delaying,
Eight virus warnings,
Seven server reboots,
Six logins failing,
FIVE BOXES DOWN!
Four irate clients,
Three outages,
Two change requests,
And one real emergency!

4 comments:

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Ahhh ... lusers! Loathe them or ignore them, you can't love them!

Ampers said...

Can you fix my Linux box please - North London - payment: one cup of coffee and two mince pies :-)

Merry Crimbo to you.

Cato said...

Is Lincolnshire too far? Please, pretty please.....rofl
Merry Christmas.

Jason said...

Aaaah, now that is excellent! I likey lots!!