The Friday Funny: Happy SysAdmin Day!
It’s that time of year again: Today is July 26th, and that means that it’s System Administrator Appreciation Day! While we normally feature something somewhat humorous in our weekly Friday Funny post, this week it’s all about recognizing the legions of hard-working system administrators that keep servers running and help end-users get their jobs done. So what can you do to celebrate SysAdmin Day?
For starters, you can have some cake.
GFI Software baked a cake for their own System Administrators in 2012 (Source: GFI Software)
Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet
123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?
You can also send a free SysAdmin Day eCard to your favorite admin courtesy of TrainSignal, shop for the perfect Sysadmin gift from ThinkGeek, or read Petri contributor Trevor Pott’s excellent post on SysAdmin day over at The Register. Know of any other ways to thank your favorite system administrator? Add your ideas to the comments section below.