With tongue firmly in cheek, System Administrator Appreciation Day and the website behind it have some good fun while quietly making a pertinent point about the undervalued SysAdmin role – “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.”
From the other side of the fence (ie as someone who is not SysAdmin), I particularly enjoyed the webpage on How to appropriately use your SysAdmin’s time.
Have a look round the SysAdmin Day website and, if there is an important SysAdmin in your life, make sure they feel appreciated! 🙂
– Rohan Meuli