Saturday, December 03, 2005

Top 10 System Administrator Truths

Life as a sysadmin can be hard. No one ever congradulates you when stuff doesn't break. That is one reason why there is a geeky 'brotherhood' type of bond, if you will. We as sysadmins for one system/network or another may seem a bit paranoid or freakish at times, but it does help to live by a set of rules that governs the various things that life throws at you. Here are a few of the more humorous/more common ones:

#1 – Users Lie
#2 – Email is the Lifeblood of Non-Techies
#3 – Printers Suck
#4 – Cleanliness is Godliness
#5 – Backups are Crucial
#6 – Switches and Hubs (Usually) Die One Port At A Time
#7 – No One Ever Got Fired For Buying Microsoft
#8 – Politeness > Brevity
# 9 – Know Your Needs
#10 – The Holy Grail of Tech Support...is the reboot.

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