Wishing you all a Happy Sys Admin Day from the Symantec Connect community team! And to not be too rigid, Happy Storage Admin, Server Admin, and DBA Day, too! July 31, 2009 marks the 10th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. We thought that was about the best celebration we could imagine, given that this is pretty much all we talk about day and night on the Symantec Connect site. And of course, we think it's worth more than a day--so we're giving you the whole weekend.
So we thought that in appreciation for all the last-minute, late-night projects that you've survived in the past year, we'd toss out some reward points for some good stories. 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 passle of extra reward points (probably even enough for a thinkgeek gift certificate or other glamorous Symantec Connect reward item), based on nothing other than your story/photo made us laugh out loud, everyone else voted that you made them laugh out loud, or we just felt sorry that you had such a tough project and want to do something nice for you. Completely subjective :)
So send us your story before Monday and remember to tell your boss that today is INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM AMINISTRATOR 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 a special thanks to the folks behind the scenes here at our Symantec Connect site, who keep this beast well fed and tended.