Linked by Adam S on Fri 29th Jul 2005 12:28 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Features, Office Friday, July 29th, 2005, is the 6th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. "Let's face it," the website reads, "System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. 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."
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My boss sent us an email to thank us
by morglum666 on Fri 29th Jul 2005 12:58 UTC
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Sometimes its the little things that really help to motivate. Happy sysadmin day to everyone else out there who live in the trenches..

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Really?
by ArcadeFX on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:08 UTC
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Does this mean I can go home early? I'd really appreciate it. ;)

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Re: Really?
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:11 UTC
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If you want to go home early then you are not the REAL sys admin.... As for me i can actually live in the server room and I LOVE it!!! Nothing better than hearing all this machines humming and working, it's an art, it's magic.

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v RE: Re: Really?
by ArcadeFX on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:13 UTC in reply to "Re: Really?"
Oh the irony...
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:14 UTC
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Oh the irony of the fact that the System Administrator Appreciation Day website is blocked by my work's websense filter as "personal website" is fantastic.

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Ironic
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:19 UTC
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ironically I had to deal with all sorts of problems today from multipathing failing to a mirrored array breaking down to applications dying without any reasons to general chaos and all on different systens too.... I love my job ;)

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Websensed (blocked site)
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:55 UTC
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Ironically our sys admin has this site blocked so we can’t view it at work. Glad he is on top of these kind of things!

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It's something bad always happens day...
by JBarros on Fri 29th Jul 2005 13:58 UTC
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It's friday, and usually here at fridays at around 5 or 6 pm something bad happens to a server, service, application.... I can tell tomorrow if it was a nice sysadmin day ;)

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I hate it when I'm right...a server died... it's 21:15...what a joy :S

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Someone please tell the users
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 14:14 UTC
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My first voicemail this morning, "Is the Unix working?" thanks HR.

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My boss
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 14:16 UTC
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Someone forgot to inform our boss of this special day. Wonder what anonymous person I can get to forward a link today.....

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So nice to be appreciated
by Sphinx on Fri 29th Jul 2005 15:10 UTC
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I had balloons and a fruit basket waiting at this client! You guys must not be doing it right.

It's good to be the king.

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REAL appreciation
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 15:15 UTC
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Forget system administrator day.

Everyday is secretaries day ;)

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Thanks MS
by Matt24 on Fri 29th Jul 2005 15:18 UTC
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I am sure they are grateful themselves for the abudant work provided by MS.

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by Yuske on Fri 29th Jul 2005 15:25 UTC
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No apreciation day for Software Developers?, we break our back to during the whole year.

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v RE: Damn Right!!!
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 18:04 UTC in reply to "..."
What about Network Admins?
by rcsteiner on Fri 29th Jul 2005 15:28 UTC
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Or the folks staffing the operations centers of the world 24x7? Or the folks maintaining the critical software using those networks?

Not all of those people are "sysadmins" in the classic Unix sense, but they all provide similar services.

Heck, I'd even have appreciated an Application Progammer's Day when I was providing 24x7 support for a major airline's core flight ops system.

Sysadmins are valuable, but they're actually a fairly small subset of the folks who keep the connected world humming...

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RE: What about Network Admins?
by wireplay on Fri 29th Jul 2005 16:01 UTC in reply to "What about Network Admins?"
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Respectfully -- if you had read the page the article was referring to – you would have found that:

This appreciation day includes many system administrators:

Computer Administrators
Network Administrators
Internet Administrators (webmaster)
Telephone (PBX) Administrators
Voice-Mail Administrators
Database Administrators (DBA)
Email System Administrators
Mainframe Systems Programmers ("sysprogs")


NetAdmins aren't left out -- no worries!

I thought one of the images in the pictures was especially amusing:
http://www.sysadminday.com/Photos1/pMark_Sewage_P6060002.JPG

Imagine getting that call at 2am!

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RE[2]: What about Network Admins?
by rcsteiner on Fri 29th Jul 2005 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: What about Network Admins?"
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Ooo! Point taken -- I didn't take the time to go beyond the original article. That's what I get for skimming during compiles. :-)

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First thing this morning...
by IanSVT on Fri 29th Jul 2005 16:15 UTC
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I'm brushing my teeth, and I get a call. "Computers are down, get in here!" Our UPS has an issue, and is dragging down our main wiring rack. Everything, including internal phone communication was down. Happy sysadmin day indeed!

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I don't envy...
by Bobmeister on Fri 29th Jul 2005 16:40 UTC
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Yes...Happy Admin day! I don't envy what all of you do, but appreciate it a lot. It seems like quite a thankless task, and I also think that it must be difficult dealing with less than knowledgeable people as well.

So, thank you for a all of your efforts!

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v lazy people
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 16:48 UTC
Re: lazy people
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 17:11 UTC
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sys admins are lazy people, should be happy that they can operate everything from a lazy chair!! they dont deserve respect, not any!! its their job to be lazy!

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List up, troll. Lazy? Sitting in a chair?? Let see you pull several bundles of cat 5/e/6, fiber hunderds of meters through:
1) Raised floors
2) Riser ducts

How about racking and stacking hundreds of boxen in a new colo?

What about gettting up out of bed at 2 am for the so called emergency phone call because, someone decides to work late and can not access whatever, when previous an email goes out stating that service won't be available??? But its for the VP?? Get out of bed and take care of business.

Lazy my arse!!

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v Here's My Appreciation
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 17:19 UTC
v RE: Here's My Appreciation
by morglum666 on Fri 29th Jul 2005 17:23 UTC in reply to "Here's My Appreciation"
RE: Here's My Appreciation
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 18:45 UTC
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I'm sorry, your personal directory seems to have been deleted by mistake

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Yuck
by Anonymous on Fri 29th Jul 2005 20:55 UTC
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Just had the most miserable, stressful and grim day of system administration ever. No appreciation from our customers in our neck of the woods - a five minute lunch break without the phones ringing would have been nice....

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