[ANNOUNCE] 11th Annual System Administrator Appreciate day!!!!

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Fri Jul 30 11:22:19 CDT 2010

Brought to you by www.Sysadminday.com. And LISA, USENIX!!

~~~ One who has no where to go can not be lost...

July 30, 2010 (Last Friday Of July)
11th Annual
System Administrator Appreciation Day

A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power
and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything
went wrong. All to serve this webpage.

A sysadmin installed the routers, laid the cables, configured the networks, set up the firewalls, and watched and guided the traffic for
each hop of the network that runs over copper, fiber optic glass, and even the air itself to bring the Internet to your computer. All to
make sure the webpage found its way from the server to your computer.
Ted In Wires
Fig. 1 Ted.

A sysadmin makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working. A sysadmin makes sure your computer is working in a
healthy way on a healthy network. A sysadmin takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against
security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going no matter how many copies of the tax code someone from Accounting prints out.

A sysadmin worries about spam, viruses, spyware, but also power outages, fires and floods.

When the email server goes down at 2 AM on a Sunday, your sysadmin is paged, wakes up, and goes to work.

A sysadmin is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you
your data, to help you do work -- to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.

So if you can read this, thank your sysadmin -- and know he or she is only one of dozens or possibly hundreds whose work brings you the
email from your aunt on the West Coast, the instant message from your son at college, the free phone call from the friend in Australia,
and this webpage.

Show your appreciation

Friday, July 30, 2010, is the 11th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System
Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication. (All day Friday, 24 hours, your own local

Let's face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the
globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are
asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It's the least you could do.

Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours (weekends too.) Let's be honest, sometimes we don't know our System Administrators as well
as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote
professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business.

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