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Making Grown Men Cry Since 1992
Full disclosure: I am a Systems Administrator for an Albuquerque-area newsweekly and website, but it has been brought to my attention (thanks, Sloppy), that today marks the 8th annual celebration of Systems Administrator Appreciation Day. I don’t want a hug and I don’t want a box of candy (well, what kind of candy is it?), but I do want to quote a few good ones from the document “Advice to employees on the proper use of the System Administrator’s valuable time.” For some reason, they call him Ted:• Never write down error messages. Just click OK, or restart your computer. Ted likes to guess what the error message was.• When the printer won’t print, re-send the job 20 times in rapid succession. That should do the trick.• When you get the message saying "Are you sure?", click the "Yes" button as fast as you can. Hell, if you weren’t sure, you wouldn’t be doing it, would you?• When you receive a 130 MB movie file, send it to everyone as a high-priority mail attachment. Ted’s provided plenty of disk space and processor capacity on the new mail server for just those kinds of important things.OK, maybe I will take that candy.