As we all marvel at the miracle of modern technology today (you’re soaking in it right now), let’s raise a glass to your local System Administrator: the guy or gal or team who keep the servers humming and the network intact and safe. Have a happy SysAdmin day today, the 11th anniversary of the “event,” and take your IT crew out to lunch or something.
As some Usenet newsgroups are stating, July 30 is the 11th Annual Systems Administrator Appreciation Day, which occurs on the last Friday of July. Ted Kekatos, newsgroup subscriber and IT manager with a small start-up, created this holiday in the year 2000 as way of getting recognition for his team’s work.
System administrators may shy away from public life and occupy dark corners that are only occasionally lit up by the flicker of a computer game screen, but when it comes to ensuring that servers run smoothly, these boys and gals are superstars. System Administrators are known for participating in many discussions on newsgroups – sharing ideas, information and knowledge throughout the 30 plus years Usenet has existed.
From the SysAdminDay website:
“Let’s face it, 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. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It’s the least you could do.”
Here at ThunderNews, we appreciate all the System Administrators out there who make the world of computing and networking possible by there hard work, dedication and vision.