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Sysadmin Day 2007: still time to get the beers in

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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." ®

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