Wednesday, August 12, 2015

July 31, 2015: Celebrate “System Administrator Appreciation Day”

July 31st, 2015 is witnessing 16th System Administrator Appreciation Day. System Administrator Appreciation Day also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD is celebrated on the last Friday of July every Year.
System Administrator Appreciation Day
System Administrator Appreciation Day

Story behind System Administrator Appreciation Day

Ted Kekatos, a System Administrator by profession got inspired by an Advertisement in Hewlett-Packard Magazine where an Administrator is greeted in the form of flowers and fruit-baskets by thankful co-workers for their new printer installed. Kekatos idea was further recognised and promoted by lots of IT organizations and professional including the ‘League of Professional System Administrator‘, SAGE/USENIX, etc.
The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000. And since then celebrating System Administrator Appreciation Day every year gets a worldly recognition and today we reached the figure16th.

Significance of this Day

Celebrating System Administrator Appreciation Day is a way to Honour a person who is responsible for upkeep, configuration, Up-to mark Operation of Computer Systems and Server. A day when we want to say thanks to a person who ensures performance, uptime, resource, security, install, upgrade, automate task, troubleshoot, provides technical support, along with meeting the need of User and the company he is working for within the resource and budget he is provided with.
This 24 hour celebration is an honest way to feel proud of a person who:
  1. Analyse potential issues and logs.
  2. Keep himself/herself updated with new technologies and integrate it into data center.
  3. Performs routine audit of software and System.
  4. Updates System.
  5. Apply patches.
  6. Configure System and Software.
  7. Add and Configure new hardware and software.
  8. One person whom you trust for security, project documentation.
  9. Troubleshoot and Performance System Tuning.
  10. Creates, Manage and Maintains Network Infrastructure.
Simply, a person who works 364 days a year (Yeah 364, Leave him/her on SAAD) behind the scene just to provide a nice and secure platform you can work with.
System Administrator is the only person who gets recognition (although, the other way) when he commits something wrong.

How to Celebrate

Well celebration always means beyond words. Chocolates, Cards, Cake, Ice Cream, Pizza, Balloons, Flowers, fruits, Pile of CASH just adds to the list.
Many online business gives special offers as an honour to IT professionals and System Administrators this day. This is the one special day when you recognize your System Administrator for their contribution and all other things they do for you and your organization.

‘LinuxSay’ – A Discussion Forum for Linux Enthusiasts

What is (A Discussion Forum for Linux Enthusiasts) is a sister site of Tecmint. It is an online collaboration platform for Linux and open source users to raise questions, obtain answers to your questions, discuss topics ranging from Linux/FOSS related news to server administration to programming languages, as well as an area for general Linux/FOSS discussion.

Features of

You do not need to register to access the content of the site. However to post questions, you need to sign-up at Linuxsay. Signing up is quite easy. You can even signing up using social media profiles such as Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo. After signup, auto-import of profile icon between your social media profile and Linuxsay.
LinuxSay Signup with Social Profiles
LinuxSay Signup with Social Profiles
Using LinuxSay is pretty straightforward thanks to a very friendly user interface with instant email notification when someone likes/replies to your post.
LinuxSay Interface
LinuxSay Interface
You can create a thread for your question right from the board and post query/question in relevant already created forum categories with just a single click. It also provides a powerful search function to search threads for answers to questions that may have already been answered.
Create A New Thread
Create A New Thread
Auto-updating of the order of topics/threads based upon last reply with the latest replies appearing at the top with total number of Replies, Last reply by, Total Views and Last Activity for each topic/thread is visible to every user.
User Activity
User Activity
Post Activity
Post Activity
Allows you to Get answers to your questions from professionals across the globe in less than 24 hours. Gives you the possibility to solve others’ problems and answer their questions, if you can.
Best of all, Linuxsay is completely free! No Debit/Credit card information required.