Wishing all of the admins out there a Happy System <Storage, Server, DBA> Admin Day from the Symantec Connect community team!!!! May your day be full of smoothly-running machines, fine-tuned software, and everyone in your office taking you out for lunch and generally appreciating your fabulousness.
Last year, we asked all of you for your best admin stories/nightmares. You really are a put-upon bunch - our condolences. We had so much fun reading them that we're doing the same thing this year. So, in appreciation for all the last-minute, late-night projects (not to mention the incomprehensible requests) that you've survived in the past year, tell us about your biggest meltdown, how you saved the day on a project, or send us a photo of your wildest wiring job in the comments below. We'll give 3 of you a passel of extra reward points based on nothing more than if your story/photo made us laugh out loud, everyone else voted that you made them laugh out loud, or we just felt sorry for you. Completely subjective :)
So post your stories in the comments below before Monday, August 2, and remember to tell your boss that today is INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR APPRECIATION DAY and maybe you'll even get a free lunch from the boss, too. Or here's a list of gift suggestions from the official SysAdminDay site, which you could conveniently forward to them. And here's a link to the Symantec Facebook page, where they're also sharing stories.
A special thanks to the folks behind the scenes here at our Symantec Connect site, who keep this beast well fed and tended.
Happy Sys/Storage/Server/DB Admin Day,
From all of the Symantec Connect Community Managers