It is the last Friday of July once again, which means it is Sysadmin’s Day. Congratulations to all system, network, and database administrators. Have a short day and a long pint!
Everyone else should take this opportunity to appreciate the work done by system administrators. The nature of this profession is such that most people only notice the existence of system administrators when something is broken and doesn’t work. If you network is running smoothly, if can’t remember the last time your computer gave you trouble, if your inbox is clear of spam and viruses – there’s a sysadmin somewhere making sure of that. Things don’t just happen by themselves.