Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, the day on which system administrators all over the world get masses of gifts and thank-you notes for all the hard work they've been doing behind the scenes to keep firms running. Quoting sysadminday.com:
On this special international day, give your System Administrator something that shows that you truly appreciate their hard work and dedication. Let's face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It's the least you could do. Consider all the daunting tasks and long hours (weekends too.) Let's be honest, sometimes we don't know our System Administrators as well as they know us. Remember this is one day to recognize your System Administrator for their workplace contributions and to promote professional excellence. Thank them for all the things they do for you and your business.
So, come on people! Do I already smell sysadmin cake? ;-)