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bluej774
July 28th, 2006, 06:21 AM
I'd just like to wish everyone a happy system administrator appreciation day. It's just 20 minutes after midnight here. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun elsewhere.

http://www.sysadminday.com/

testube_babies
July 28th, 2006, 06:38 AM
Ha! I don't believe it...

Clay85
July 28th, 2006, 06:53 AM
I'd just like to wish everyone a happy system administrator appreciation day. It's just 20 minutes after midnight here. Sorry if I'm jumping the gun elsewhere.

http://www.sysadminday.com/

Ha that's great! My mom was sysadmin for some government company before they merged. That was lots of fun (I got to see some really powerful servers)!

As for jumping the gun, it's the same time here. But I think It's like August in Australia, so you're okay. (kidding) :)

byen
July 28th, 2006, 07:15 AM
I think the "Ubuntu Cafe" would be a better place for this topic. Thread Moved! :D

regards,
byen

beercz
July 28th, 2006, 09:04 AM
I have just let all my colleagues know what a special day today is. As their sysadmin I have told them all to be nice to me :-)

Happy sysadminday to all.

Engnome
July 28th, 2006, 12:21 PM
Ha that's great! My mom was sysadmin for some government company before they merged. That was lots of fun (I got to see some relly powerful servers)!


g33k :P ......can I se them too? plz?

Btw our sysadmin is an evil demon from hell in disguise as a normal human, aside from using windows only vpn server he is just generally mean.:(

prizrak
July 28th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Does it count if your are a DBA?

beercz
July 28th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Does it count if your are a DBA?
Absolutely!!! Welcome to the party!!

prizrak
July 28th, 2006, 09:40 PM
Yee haw!
*Drinks all the beer in the office*

richbarna
July 28th, 2006, 10:31 PM
So what do you Sysadmins all do, that merits a "sysadmin day"?
And I don't want a job description of what you are "supposed" to do, but what you "actually" do that is so life changing. I reckon you all drink coffee and watch videos on YouTube all day.

Derek Djons
July 28th, 2006, 11:01 PM
I couldn't believe it first! But it's really true. OMG!

Now I really believe being a sysadmin is a real lonesome job :)

G Morgan
July 29th, 2006, 12:11 AM
It may be late at this point but I'd like to wish a happy system admins day to all who keep our technological empire running.

beercz
July 29th, 2006, 12:36 AM
So what do you Sysadmins all do, that merits a "sysadmin day"?
And I don't want a job description of what you are "supposed" to do, but what you "actually" do that is so life changing. I reckon you all drink coffee and watch videos on YouTube all day.
You are not far wrong richbarna!!

I think that us sysadmins are bit like an insurance policy, we are there when things go wrong!!

If I didn't do my job, usually in times of "crisis" (but hey, no one is going to die), then production would stop, costing the company a fortune in terms of loss pf production, staff inactivity, unable to communicate (try living without email for a day) etc....

A lot of the job is sitting around waiting (usually for Windows XP to reboot after the latest update or recovering from an unexpected crash), tweaking here and there, monitoring, checking, backing up and archiving and general day to day maintenance, and in my case, developing and maintaining software systems, website etc...

I guess others realise what we do and how valuable we are if and when we are not there.

prizrak
July 29th, 2006, 12:40 AM
So what do you Sysadmins all do, that merits a "sysadmin day"?
And I don't want a job description of what you are "supposed" to do, but what you "actually" do that is so life changing. I reckon you all drink coffee and watch videos on YouTube all day.

Well I got handwriting recognition working on my Ubuntu tablet :)

beercz
July 29th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Now I really believe being a sysadmin is a real lonesome job :)

Damn right, especially as I am the only one in my Company who is a sysadmin.

But I have soooo much power!!!! :twisted: I can make colleague's life a misery if I wanted to (or they upset me!!!!).

G Morgan
July 29th, 2006, 01:06 AM
You are not far wrong richbarna!!

I think that us sysadmins are bit like an insurance policy, we are there when things go wrong!!

If I didn't do my job, usually in times of "crisis" (but hey, no one is going to die), then production would stop, costing the company a fortune in terms of loss pf production, staff inactivity, unable to communicate (try living without email for a day) etc....

A lot of the job is sitting around waiting (usually for Windows XP to reboot after the latest update or recovering from an unexpected crash), tweaking here and there, monitoring, checking, backing up and archiving and general day to day maintenance, and in my case, developing and maintaining software systems, website etc...

I guess others realise what we do and how valuable we are if and when we are not there.

The same claim can be made against the Fire Service and the Army though. They spend most of their time waiting for crisis situations. Sometimes a persons value is not measured in hours worked. I think this is one of the primary things Socialism fails to address but thats off topic.

richbarna
July 29th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Only joking guys :), A couple of my mates are sysadmins, and a new manager once said the same thing, so they set a countdown timer on a certain piece of network software to shut it down, and left the building. They said that they had been insulted by the new manager and refused to go back unless they got an apology.
He had to humbly say sorry, and tried to make out that he was only joking.
Evidently the boss told him not to p*ss off the sysadmins, EVER :)

beercz
July 29th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Evidently the boss told him not to p*ss off the sysadmins, EVER :)
He must be a good boss!!!

bluej774
July 29th, 2006, 11:08 PM
That's a really funny story. I wish all sysadmins got that kind of respect. I remember when I worked in the IT office for my high school. Teachers would come in complaining about their computer problems that they usually inflicted themselves. We got no respect.

briancurtin
July 30th, 2006, 02:56 AM
Only joking guys :), A couple of my mates are sysadmins, and a new manager once said the same thing, so they set a countdown timer on a certain piece of network software to shut it down, and left the building. They said that they had been insulted by the new manager and refused to go back unless they got an apology.
He had to humbly say sorry, and tried to make out that he was only joking.
Evidently the boss told him not to p*ss off the sysadmins, EVER :)
if that ever happened at any place i have worked at, the sysadmins would be fired immediately.