Christmas Rhyme and Oversized Stocking Stuffers from B&B
Friends & Subscribers,
Weary is the world on Christmas Eve
Weary is the mind of technician Steve
Late night fixes and urgency
Equipment is stopped, he must go see
Eggnog and cookies under the tree
Lovely wife and child have no company
Sixteen miles through ice and snows
Steve is man when downtime grows
The problem so minor, was easily fixed
A stroke on the keyboard no big trick
Back he drives home, to make love his wish
But when he arrives, his wife's a cold fish
"I've got a headache dear, don't you see?
Love's hot flame died in this emergency"
Dejected, rejected, he lays his head down
The most depressed, dependable technician around
The elixir to restore Steve's marital bliss
Is not a pill or potion or even a kiss
But a tool to fix the problem online
From his home PC he could do just fine
What in his stocking does Steve then find?
A magical device, a gift sublime
A serial server, which doth provide
Wired and wireless data safely abide:
Handy and dandy and small are those
But can they take a punch in the nose?
Rugged and bulletproof his desire
For locations with earth wind and fire
Fortunately for he she did find
Rugged servers of the industrial kind
Wireless transmission, Megabits 54
Com Ports, Serial Tunneling, UDP and more:
She had another to please, Steve's brother Guy
For a man with everything, what do you buy?
Budget conscious, a woman of thrift
She sought to find him a clever gift
She solved this problem too, you see
Ethernet switches galore from B&B
Copper and Fiber and a slimline appearance
Did reward her shopping perseverance:
2006 is coming, what will the new year bring?
What glad tidings the bell to ring?
B&B's new catalogue next month to go out
Geeks around the world will scream and shout
Innovations, designs, inventions and widgets
Connectors and software, letters and digits
Wires and serial ports, and 422
84 pages of hot new products for you
So watch your mailbox, and be aware
For sneaky co-workers may tear
The copy from your hands and run down the hall
Stealing your catalogue, New Year Specials and all!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
(Yeah, I know it's politically incorrect to say Merry
Christmas - I'm supposed to say something bland
and colorless like "Happy Holidays." Well this is
my newsletter and I can say what I want, darn it.)
Oh, and Happy Connections, too-