Friday, February 17, 2017

The best thing

Roses are red
for a new one
today

But—
the best thing about it
was that I was able
(for the first day)
to work
on the weekend


Red but not only

Roses are red
or... "red
but not only"; a
good thing
to be thankful to be.

The only thing
I have ever
learned
is that it
doesn't

matter.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"The Time of Silence" by Sleepin and Bedbunkle

Hello 5:30 frenemy
Here once again it's you I see
I truly wish that I were asleep
Yet I was woken when I heard a peep
And the dreams I had are now buried in my brain
And I remain
Awake to seek - my caffeine

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dual ACDC power supplies

CPUs, racks of blades
Liquid cooled, we've got it made
Server rooms with fiber lines
Where the gigabits keep on flowin' through the night
The website's themed blue
The service ain't free
We need banner ads to pay the fee
Hey user base
Get with the times
The perks, the features, they cost some pretty dimes
Pay wall, pay wall, login costs you money
Pay wall, pay wall, register your credit cards
Pay wall, pay wall, login costs you money
Pay wall, pay wall, register your credit cards

We run fine with quad cores
Every one's bit sixty four
We log your use, 'til you sign out
Then cookies keep tabs on web sites you've found
The website's themed blue
The service ain't free
We need banner ads to pay the fee
Hey user base
No privacy
You surf, you browse, we like what we see
Pay wall, pay wall, login costs you money
Pay wall, pay wall, register your credit cards
Pay wall, pay wall, login costs you money
Pay wall, pay wall, register your credit cards

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Too many chickens!

What happens when your kids inspire silliness? Why, I'm so glad you asked.



Friday, April 4, 2014

News Limerick: Times are changing

The sticklers for time say, "That's great!
Let's sync to it, don't hesitate.
We'll meet to discuss
How this affects us
You know that we'll smirk if you're late."

It's about time: New atomic clock is more accurate

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Space Limerick: Take this Opportunity to do some Spring cleaning

The Martian dust sunlight was screening
But now towards the sun it is leaning
As seasons there change
The winds rearrange
The rover just had some Spring cleaning

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Abbey Formerly Known as Downton

I was watching on the TV
The channel was on PBS
I cried with Lady Mary
When Carson brought booze I said,"Yes."

Lord Grantham was speechless
And Bates was hobbling everywhere
The footmen vied for screentime
The maids they just pretend to care

'Cause it's time for Downton Abbey
Gonna watch it later, how 'bout you?
Tonight I'm gonna party like it's nineteen twenty-two

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Space Limerick: Lonely Planet

A planet without any star
It seems that it isn't too far
We may change our tune
"That isn't a moon!"
The Empire strikes from in thar

Baby Free-Floating Planet Found Alone, Away From A Star

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dishward bound

Hello dishes my old friend

I've come to clean up you again
The scraps of food that I'll be scraping
While at grunge I will be gaping
And morsels that swirl slowly down the drain
Still remain
Amidst the sound of soap suds.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Space Limerick: Hubble image of comet ISON

The beauty of space is surreal
This image has got some appeal
Just look what they found
The objects abound
That star at the bottom is teal!

Stars, Galaxies, and Comet ISON Grace a New Image from Hubble

Monday, July 15, 2013

Space Limerick: Washing Your Bald Head

If washing your hair is a chore
The scrubbing and rinsing's a bore
Just try it in space!
You're bald? In that case
You won't have to worry no more

Washing Your Hair in Space, Bald Edition

Space Limerick: Star Party

Come in! It's a fine stellar party!
We hope that you're feeling quite hearty.
As upwards we gaze,
The whole cosmic maze
Won't wait for the ones who are tardy.

Virtual Star Party – July 14, 2013

News Limerick 7/15/2013

To search for a comet's not easy
You stay up at night while it's breezy
Equipment you'll need
Must work at great speed
Competing with robots feels queasy

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Comet C/2013 N4 (Borisov) During a Star Party

Friday, July 12, 2013

News Limerick 7/12/2013

A planet that looks rather blue
And orbits another star, too?
The temperature's high
And winds really fly
At least we have learned something new!

Hubble telescope discovers alien 'deep blue' planet

Thursday, July 11, 2013

News Limerick 7/11/2013

We learn that our sun has a tail
As fast through the aether we sail
Like clover-shaped leaves
From strong solar breeze
The size of it makes me turn pale

Our Solar System Has a Tail Shaped Like a Four-Leaf Clover: New Findings from IBEX

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

News Limerick 7/10/2013

An arctic explorer named GROVER?
The first set of tests is now over
It faired rather well
When temperatures fell
As there on the icepacks they drove 'er

NASA GROVER rover completes first tests in remote arctic expedition