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    Senior Member t34b4g5's Avatar
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    Wink Happy Sys Admin Day!

    Greetz.
    Just wanted to wish all the Sys Admins around here a happy 10th Annual SysAdmin Day!

    So, force a password change for everyone who didn't buy you a donut today.


    http://www.sysadminday.com

    • A sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the software, and kept backups in case anything went wrong. All to serve this webpage.

    • A sysadmin installed the routers, laid the cables, configured the networks, set up the firewalls, and watched and guided the traffic for each hop of the network that runs over copper, fiber optic glass, and even the air itself to bring the Internet to your computer. All to make sure the webpage found its way from the server to your computer.

    • A sysadmin makes sure your network connection is safe, secure, open, and working.

    • A sysadmin makes sure your computer is working in a healthy way on a healthy network.

    • A sysadmin takes backups to guard against disaster both human and otherwise, holds the gates against security threats and crackers, and keeps the printers going no matter how many copies of the tax code someone from Accounting prints out.

    • A sysadmin worries about spam, viruses, spyware, but also power outages, fires and floods.

    • When the email server goes down at 2 AM on a Sunday, your sysadmin is paged, wakes up, and goes to work.

    • A sysadmin is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you your data, to help you do work -- to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.

    • So 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.

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    HAHA! Nice one.
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
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    So, force a password change for everyone who didn't buy you a donut today.
    No Way!..........................force a reboot on every typo

    Then you can say to them "Ooooo, you must have typed something wrong then", and it would be true!
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    Nihil is a typical BOFH.
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Nihil is a typical BOFH.
    More like amateur BOFH


    Damn, did I say that out loud?
    Last edited by dinowuff; July 31st, 2009 at 07:57 PM.
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    Damn, did I say that out loud?
    No Sir you did not...............you just can't spell

    amature BOFH
    Actually it's "amateur" old chap

    But you are American, so wouldn't know that huh?

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    I beg your pardon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc View Post
    I beg your pardon?
    Your excused.

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    I'm a proud keyboard nazi! Hell, half the people around here don't even know they've got a sysadmin. Ignorance is bliss for some people.
    We the willing, led by the unknowing, have been doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do just about anything with almost nothing.

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    Hell, I'm a Sys Admin and didn't even know it.

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