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Today marks the third annual Systems Administrator Appreciation Day, when the online world pays its respects to a sometimes forgotten segment of the IT workforce.

Yes, it's a happy SAAD day (again), the one time in the year when its OK to stick your head around the server room door and be nice to your techies. Perhaps you might want to send them (hi-tech) gifts, offer to fetch them pizza, or pretend to understand the jokes in BOFH.

SysAdminDay.com, host of System Administrator Appreciation Day, has plenty more suggestions along these lines.

In the spirit of the day, Big Love goes out from all the Reg staffers to our own sysadmins. Simon, Aaron, Sergey and Reg techies everywhere - we love you.

SysAdminDay was first celebrated on 27 July 2001, then on 26 July 2002 and now on 25 July 2003. We were a bit worried that the dates were counting down, like some sort of Mayan Calendar (see also a more scholarly site here), to some 23rd Century networking calamity until we twigged that SAAD day is celebrated on the last Friday in July.

What a relief. ®

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