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Are You Celebrating SysAdmin Day?

Published on July 31, 2009
by Andrew LaVallee

To all the men and women recovering our corrupted files, connecting our BlackBerrys, giving us admin rights when their boss isn’t looking, or simply waiting patiently while we reboot, today is your day.

The last Friday of July is designated System Administrator Appreciation Day, according, naturally, to its official Web site.

“Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year,” it says. “If you can read this, thank your sysadmin–and know he or she is only one of dozens or possibly hundreds whose work brings you the email from your aunt on the West Coast, the instant message from your son at college, the free phone call from the friend in Australia, and this webpage.” (In case you need help spreading the word, the site has thoughtfully included 13 social-media widgets.)

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