Friday, July 28, 2006

Happy SysAdmin Day!
Today is one of my favorite holidays. Unfortunately, Hallmark has yet to sanction SysAdmin Day.
So track down your favorite SysAdmin and let that person know how much you appreciate them -- keeping in mind that they can read your email whenever they want.
Thank them and for the love of god make it believable, people. Your network access may very well depend on it.
If that doesn't work, the traditional gift is cash.

I have a new favorite podcast as of the drive in this morning. It helps when I get mentioned a lot.
I've known Darrell and Adrian for years and I think I heard them curse more in that 26 minutes than in the rest of the time I've known them combined. One reviewer has already called it "A bracingly geeky semi-pantsless romp sure to Pwn the 'explicit' tag."
In other news, I'm a Podcast reviewer.
Guys, I want to help. I'll be stalking your comment area for most of the day.

To conclude, according to the call logging system, my manager called the overnight guy last night and demanded pot. I deleted the MP3 myself. Every time I think the dysfunction has hit a critical level and can get no worse someone mocks my small thinking.


Shana said...

I know the gift will be late for anyone making an order now, but it is the thought that really does count.

They have the coolest stuff. Just included a "Happy Belated SysAdmin Day" card with your gift!

Shana said...

And also, a song to mark the special day:

Lyrics to the System Administrator Day song
(Original music and lyrics by Wes Borg of Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie)

There's a guy who works in another room, or on another floor.
He's the one you call, when your document ain't there no more.
He's probably a boy, but he might be a girl, or something in between.
He's the only one in the office who knows what PC Load Letter means.

He's your system administrator, he's probably into comic books.
And you tremble in fear when you have to hear one of his "What a dummy!" looks.
Got a virus? Lost your password? Or you just can't print?
In an hour he'll show up and crouch and squint.
Fight to save your files, he might be there all day,
But sometimes he just presses Caps Lock and walks away.

(Spoken) But HEY! Suddenly my password works! Wow! Hooray!

Hooray, hooray, oh happy day! I'm gonna buy my guy a gift to say:
Having you around means I get to stay stupid! and uninformed!
And I can keep opening dot e-x-e file attachments,
And forgetting my mother's maiden name, 'cause you'll fix it all for me, Yay!

I'll give you a cake, I'll give you a hug,
I'll buy the world's best System Administrator mug.
Just help me out, system administrator.
Please plug in my mouse, system administrator.
I don't know which button is the mouse click button, system administrator.

Piss him off, and you'll be fired by tomorrow morn.
'Cause he's the guy who knows that you've been surfing porn.
So, make sure you stay nice to your system administrator.

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Garrick said...

PC Load Letter?!?!?!
PC Load Letter!?!?!?

Pamela Moore said...

OMG - I think I'm the System Administrator in my office by default.