Rodney Dangerfield coined the phrase, "I get no respect," but compared to sysadmins, he had no reason to complain. When it comes to technology, people think that it works by itself and when things break, they demand that administrators fix it immediately, regardless of whether it's 2am on a Sunday or you're celebrating Christmas with your family. Folks generally don't appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears that go into maintaining a system.
To help fix that perception, sysadmins have claimed the last Friday of July as "SysAdmin Day." The concept is simple: Celebrate all of the work the administrators do to keep IT systems online, running smoothly and securely. And maybe have some cake along the way too.
So from the staff at Neowin to all of the sysadmins out there, we wish you a Happy SysAdmin day, whether you're a UNIX admin, an Oracle DBA, a security analyst, or anybody in between. We also want to give a special shout-out to the sysadmins who make Neowin run, especially given the difficult upgrade they performed the past week! Kudos to Redmak for feeding the hamsters.
Let us know if your organization recognizes the work you do and if so, how.