System Administrator Appreciation Day

System Administrator Appreciation Day

I’m sure you all know this, but I’m going to remind you anyway…

This Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day!

What’s System Administrator Appreciation Day?

It’s the day we appreciate the system administrator. In case you’ve forgotten, the system administrator is the guy (or girl) who takes care of your computers, your servers, your network, your printer, (and possibly your tablet and phone) and all those “systems” to make everything work together so you can get your work done.

A sysadmin is a professional, with complex skills, ethical challenges, and a daunting job. Many, if not most, people find computers difficult to use, and sometimes they’re unreliable. Being a sysadmin doesn’t absolve someone of dealing with unreliable computers. Oh, one can dream of such a day, but the opposite is true; no one sees more dead computers in a day than a sysadmin. No one sees them doing truly baffling things, and no one has more stories of computers failing, acting possessed, or even catching on fire.

The sysadmin is the guy (or girl) who was at the office for an entire weekend to make sure the server upgrade was done by Monday morning.

And while running an office consisting of Mac OS X servers and computers makes things easier… it’s still a fair amount of work.

So feel free to leave tokens of your appreciation on my desk. Thank you. :)

July 27, 2011 · Posted by in misc  


2 Responses to “System Administrator Appreciation Day”

  1. Deb Zindler on July 27th, 2011 5:28 pm

    But wait, aren’t YOU making US pancakes on Friday? That doesn’t seem right…

    Oh, and if anyone is looking for a very smart, loyal, do-anything for you system administrator, my husband is available :)

  2. Pete Prodoehl on July 27th, 2011 6:56 pm

    I am making pancakes… that is thanks for giving me systems to administer.

    And yes, we do have another awesome sysadmin in our midst!