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Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!
Posted on 26-Jul-2003 18:40. | Tags Filed under: News.


Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!
Yes, it's the last Friday of July, and it's been celebrated for centuries (last three years really) as the System Administrator Appreciation Day.

The Official website for this event lists a series of high-tech gifts users can give their loved Sysadmins (and I've added a couple):

  • HP iPAQ H5555 Pocket PC
  • Palm Tungsten T2
  • Bluetooth GPS Unit (Socket or TomTom)
  • White LED Flashlight (EternaLight)
  • Gift Certificate (Handango.com, Amazon.com, BUY.com, BestBuy.com)
  • Case of Iced Mocha Cappuccino | Frappuccino
  • Green Laser Pointer (Green - not Red)
  • XM Radio PCR
  • Cookies and Brownies. Preferably homebaked.
  • Sharp Zaurus 5500 linux PDA
  • Portable MP3 Music Player (w/20GB disk) IPod or ARCHOS
  • Plasma TV (42 or larger)
  • "Geek Disc CDROM" - collection of comedy songs by Wes Borg
  • iMac w/LCD screen w/Superdrive
  • Fantazein Clock persistence of vision desk clock
  • Nerf Weapons
  • BlackBerry Wireless Handheld
  • Swingline "The Red Stapler" only available direct from Swingline website (remember Office Space?)
  • Digital Camera, 4 Mega-Pixel or greater (Olympus or Nikon)
  • Tickets (Baseball, Rugby, Soccer)
  • Cake and Ice Cream party (balloons optional)
  • DVD Video Player (SONY, JVC)
  • Home Theater System
  • Big comfy Lazy-Boy chair (for home of course)



  • More information: http://www.sysadminday.com/...

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