So today, and every year since 2001 (on the last Friday of the month) is System Administrator Appreciation Day, the one day of the year where the men and women who actually keep everything running have their contribution recognised.
"Let's face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year," according to the organisers.
"This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement."
The site has a number of gift ideas and a selection of sometimes off-colour humour.
Sleuth isn't in the office today but on Monday Bill, our excellent Sysadmin who watches over our networks with a hawkishness that puts the Department of Homeland Security to shame, will be getting honoured, probably with pints of Guinness.
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