Feeds

Today is Sysadmin Day

Shower your BOFH with gifts

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

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. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Are you a fat boy? Get to university NOW, you PENNILESS SLACKER
Rotund types paid nearly 20% less than people who didn't eat all the pies
Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT
... said an anon coward who we really wish hadn't posted on our website
Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS
'Will put smiles on faces worldwide', predicts corporate PR chief
Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city
Belgian booze pumped from underground
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Amazon: Wish in one hand, Twit in the other – see which one fills first
#AmazonWishList A year's supply of Arran scotch, ta
Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team
Can you imagine the scene? 'Hey guys, it's your new owner – WTF is that on your desk?'
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
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.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.