Brava! Encore :)
That Old Time 2018 IT songbook: Verity, Verity - give us your lyrics, do! We're half crazy, all for the love of you
It's that time of year, in the northern hemisphere, when IT specialists reluctantly abandon their rugged, outdoor lifestyle, and gather around Mama's upright piano to sing some favourite old songs... with updated, satirical lyrics. Like these. An Agile Briefing (To this tune1) First thing – I've trashed the agenda. I dare …
Wednesday 14th November 2018 10:58 GMT David Roberts
Modem song. :-)
One thing about Virgin Media is that the engineers come out for free.
None of that "If it turns out to be your fault you are in deep shit!" malarkey.
Happened to me twice; first time when I removed a rats nest of legacy BT wiring by the front door. Turns out that VM link into your current internal wiring as well as providing their own master socket. Second time was when the builders went a little too deep when extending the drive and scraped the buried cable. $Deity knows what it would have cost if Open Reach had been supporting the connection.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 11:05 GMT Alister
Wednesday 14th November 2018 17:58 GMT Geoffrey W
Re: Yay! Stob!
I'm not sniping or nit picking so don't take this the wrong way, but it's been less than 2 months since the last one, on the occasion of the columns 30th anniversary, which doesn't seem far too long to me. I'm only pointing it out in case you've been missing the Stobs so you can seek && gosub to it.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 16:04 GMT Michael H.F. Wilkinson
Great stuff, Verity!
And an extra thumbs up for reminding me of that Tom Lehrer song. Might learn to sing that on my way to work, although "I hold your hand in mine", "The Masochism Tango", and "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" do confuse other cycling commuters enough already.
The modem song is a stroke of genius
Wednesday 14th November 2018 18:05 GMT Geoffrey W
Thursday 15th November 2018 17:42 GMT Michael Wojcik
Re: Great stuff, Verity!
My favourite Tom Lehrer is "The Irish Ballad"
Thanks for reminding me - it's been years since I've sung that for Granddaughter Major (now quickly closing in on her sixth birthday). She should be particularly appreciative of verse four now that Granddaughter Minor has appeared on stage and is taking the spotlight.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 19:21 GMT John Gamble
Wednesday 14th November 2018 22:14 GMT Anonymous Coward
Quick, line up the venture capitalists investors!
You want I should put you in touch with Max Bialystok already?
Can we call it "Springtime for DevOps"? I know the film is called The Producers, but a musical called The Producers and about DevOps would be taking oxymoronicity to a new level.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 22:17 GMT Anonymous Coward
More traditional version
Jacob Rees-Mogg is supposed to be a hoot at parties doing impressions of the London working class.
This old man, he played Brexit
Nothing easier than to exit.
This old man, he played wait
Two years arguing then too late.
This old man, he told lies
Boris Johnson - no surprise.
This old man said "pay down debt"
Made a killing on buy to let.
This old man, he got stuck
They asked "Business?", he said "****".
This old man wanted more
Moved his money far off shore
One day Barnier called their bluff
Said "That’s it, don’t like it, tough."
Rees-Mogg, Paddy whack, threats from Peter Bone
This old government’s now completely stoned.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 22:39 GMT SVV
Like A Rolling Stones
I live in an apartment on the 99th floor of my block
And sit home swearing at Windows cos my Azure region is a crock
In flies a guy dressed up like a union jack
And says "I've lost 50 grand cos my business relied upon this cack"
They said "hey you get off my cloud
hey you get off of my cloud
hey you get off of my cloud
Don't hang around or we'll bring you down"
Thursday 15th November 2018 14:02 GMT JimC
Wednesday 28th November 2018 20:12 GMT The Oncoming Scorn