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I usually don't blog about "funny web pages" I found but this is relevant to the blog. People often forward me these "amazing life hacks that will blow your mind" articles because of the Time Management Book.

First of all, I shouldn't have to tell you that these are linkbait (warning: autoplay).

Secondly, here's a great response to all of these: Honest Life Hacks.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

This being System Administrator Appreciation Day, I'd like to give a shout out to all the people of the superuser.com community.

If you aren't a system administrator, but have technical questions that you want to bring to your system administrator, this is the place for you. Do you feel bad that you keep interrupting your office IT person with questions? Maybe you should try SuperUser first. You might get your answers faster.

Whether it is a question about your home cable modem, or the mysteries of having to reboot after uninstalling software (this discussion will surprise you); this community will probably reduce the number of times each week that you interrupt your IT person.

If you are a system administrator, and like to help people, consider poking around the unanswered questions page!

Happy Sysadmin Appreciation Day!

Tom

P.S. "The Practice of System and Network Administration" is InformIT's "eBook deal of the day" and can be purchased at an extreme discount for 24 hours.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

This being System Administrator Appreciation Day, I'd like to give a shout out to all the people on ServerFault.com who help system administrators find the answers to their questions. If you are patient, understanding, and looking to help fellow system administrators, this is a worthy community to join.

I like to click on the "Unanswered" button and see what questions are most in need of a little love.

Sometimes I click on the "hot this week" tab and see what has been answered recently. I always learn a lot. Today I learned:

ServerFault also has a chatroom Chatroom which is a useful place to hang out and meet the other members.

Happy Sysadmin Appreciation Day!

Tom

P.S. "The Practice of System and Network Administration" is InformIT's "eBook deal of the day" and can be purchased at an extreme discount for 24 hours.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Many years ago I was working at a company and our department's administrative assistant was very strict about not letting people call her a "secretary". She made one exception, however, on "Secretary Appreciation Day".

I'm an SRE at StackExchange.com. That's a Site Reliability Engineer. We try to hold to the ideals of what a SRE as set forth by Ben Treynor's keynote at SRECon.

My job title is "SRE". Except one day each year. Since today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, I'm definitely a system administrator... today.

Sysadmins go by many job titles. The company I work for provides Question and Answer communities on over 120 topics. Many of them are technical and appeal to the many things that are system administrators.

We also have fun sites of interest to sysadmins like Video Games and Skeptics.

All these sites are fun places to poke around and read random answers. Of course, contributing answers is fun too.

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

P.S. "The Practice of System and Network Administration" is InformIT's "eBook deal of the day" and can be purchased at an extreme discount for 24 hours.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

O'Reilly is running a special deal for Celebrate SysAdmin Day. For one day only, SAVE 50% on a wide range of system administration ebooks and training videos from shop.oreilly.com. If you scroll down to page 18, you'll find Time Management for System Administrators is included.

50% off is pretty astounding. Considering that the book is cheaper than most ($19.99 for the eBook) there's practically no excuse to not have a copy. Finding the time to read it... that may be another situation entirely. I hate to say "you owe it to yourself" but, seriously, if you are stressed out, overworked, and under appreciated this might be a good time to take a break and read the first chapter or two.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day! We appreciate all of you! The Practice of System and Network Administration is today's InformIT eBook Deal of the Day. Click on the link to get a special discount.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

I've just been booked to speak at PLUG/Central in October. I'll be speaking about our newest book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration.

For a list of all upcoming speaking engagements, visit our appearances page: http://everythingsysadmin.com/appearances/

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Book News

Do you live near Austin? I'll be speaking at the Austin Cloud Meetup in September. They're moving their meeting to coincide with my trip there to speak at the SpiceWorld conference. More info here: http://www.meetup.com/CloudAustin/events/195140322/

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Did you catch Vint Cerf on The Colbert Report last night?

He talks about Al Gore's involvement in funding the NSFNET, and the need for IPv6 deployments.

Vint handles handles Cobert brilliantly. He literally blows Cobert out of the water in a few places.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in IPv6

http://www.meetup.com/puppetnyc-meetings/events/194315322/

I'll be the speaker at the July PuppetNYC MeetUp. See you there!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli