Feeds

Today is Sysadmin Day

Shower your BOFH with gifts

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

System administrators - often taken for granted or ridiculed for their techie habits - today get their chance to feel loved.

July 27 has been named System Administrator Appreciation Day (as in 'Happy SAAD Day'?). This is "a special day, once a year, to acknowledge the worthiness and appreciation" of the...person who really keeps the wheels of your company turning," according to Sysadminday.com.

The site contains tips on how to thank and pamper this indispensable member of staff. It also offers pics of systems administrators in compromising positions, along with snippets of "sys admin humour" (only for the brave).

Suggested gifts for the top techie at your company include: PDA, digital camera, cake and ice cream party, radio controlled car or Java-enabled mobile phone.

In the spirit of this event, The Reg thought it would only be fair to honour our own beloved and often overlooked system administrator Simon.

Simon, who until this afternoon was blissfully unaware of the significance of today's date, was today his usual good-humoured self.

When asked what brightened up his day, he said: "Merely people being smiley and happy and saying thank you is enough, which is what all of you do anyway."

Ah, bless. But what about feeling taken for granted? "Sometimes we are forgotten at the bottom of the pile," he confessed.

Simon, consider yourself at the top of the SAAD pile. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.