If you can read this, thank your sysadmin | The Grumpy Old Techie
Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day You may ask "What is a System Administrator?" The answers you will find at are as good as any. Being a System Administrator is a somewhat stressful job that turns you into a cynic very quickly and you start hanging out in places like the scary devil monastery. Your (l)users also stop talking to you mainly out of fear of hearing the truth because the last time they complained about not getting e-mail you answered "Well, maybe nobody likes you anymore" Why does one stay a System Administrator then if the stress is so much. You will find the answer in the scary devil monastery FAQ Sysadmins are driven by a desire to make_it_work. We loathe non-functioning pieces of crap. Similarly, we hate seeing equipment working at substantially below its potential due to moronic admin decisions. Doesn't this mean we should shun sysadminning, then? Well, as you will see from discussion in ASR, we have this tendency to drift into