On today the 13th annual Sysadmin Day, we would like to extend our gratitude wish all our friends and family members who slog away in dark basements, server rooms, etc.. so that we can enjoy the power of our PC’s, Phones, Tablets and the Internet.
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. – www.sysadminday.com
Without these guys there will be no e-mail, games, facebook and so many more things that delight us while using our technology.
We would like to challenge you to think of the last time you looked at your screen and smiled and thank the person who made that possible on their twitter, Facebook, by e-mail, text or a phone call.
The holiday exists to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT workers. It is celebrated on the last Friday in July. The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000. The official SysAdmin Day website includes many suggestions for the proper observation of the holiday. – Wikipedia