Thank You, Sysadmin Guy!
Next Friday marks the sixth annual System Administration Day.
Remember to mark your calendars again: Next Friday, July 29, is System Administrator
The non-observed holiday, celebrated on the last Friday of July, is the brainchild
of software consultant and “sysadmin” (system administrator) Ted
Kekatos. Now in its sixth year running since 1999, the special day aims to recognize
the hard work of sysadmins around the world by showering them “with expensive
sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work,”
it says on Kekatos’ Web site
dedicated to promoting the holiday.
If not as lavish, coworkers can peruse a list of suggested gifts on the site
which includes everything from a home theater system to gift certificates. Participating
Web site ThinkGeek.com suggests more
practical gifts like IT-related t-shirts, mugs and office toys. Or consider
throwing something as decent as an ice cream and cake party, which is what one
major defense contractor firm did for its 200-strong IT department.
To send your special sysadmin a simple e-card to show your appreciation, check
out The PC Weenies or UserFriendly.org.