Sysadmin Day 2007: still time to get the beers in
Hug a hacker
Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it is Sysadmin Day. A day when we should all take a moment to give thanks to the glorious sysadmins (and their pimply-faced assistants) who keep our techno-world rolling.
Take a moment to give yours a hug. Or, if you really want to show your appreciation, a beer and some pizza.
For without sysadmins, where would we be? Not writing for this news site, for a start, and you probably wouldn't be reading it. And it wouldn't hurt you to remember that, just once a year.
Go to www.sysadminday.com for more ideas for gifts to shower upon the techie in your life.
As they say: "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." ®
Does *any* UK non-sysadmin know about this day?
I don't know about you, but here in the UK this supposedly "international" Sysadmin Day is 100% unknown by any non-sysadmin I've ever come across (yes, including my colleagues). I'm sure a lot of people have heard about Secretaries' Day (or "Administrative Professionals Day" as Ugly Betty recently pointed out) even in the UK, but this Sysadmin Day thing has been running 8 years now and it's still completely non-existent to the vast majority people in the UK.
Am I the only one who thinks that this never really left the US, having being invented - and seemingly stayed - in that country only?
Got taken to the pub myself...
At lunch and after work - not paid for single pint all day.
Was my review and nothing short of being showered with praise
Now if my boss had known it was sysadmin day I guess it would have lessened the inebriated respect I have for him.
Oh well, shame I'll be sober first thing monday =D
Time to pre-emptively bribe our beloved BOFHs and PFYs with a pint or ten of the finest Lager in the pub... so they won't delete our porn... er... fileshares...
I'll get me coat.