Say what you will, but if the sysadmin decides to halt all the servers, no one will be getting anything productive done.
Devs, DBAs, salespeople, CXOs; the whole gamut of the workforce should be thankful that the unappreciated system administrators let them use their precious network.
Therefore, it's a hearty thank you to all of the sysadmins out there, and today is a day for you. I'm glad you're handling the support calls from the general workforce instead of me.
But rather than going into neckbeard-cliche territory myself, I'd rather just let the song below do it for me.
Remember, they are probably caffeine addicts, so a coffee or slab of coke is going to be appreciated. Or, if you want to be a superstar, offer to tidy up the patch board — go on, I double dare you.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.