back to article An irritating itch down the back of your neck? Searing midsummer heat? Of course, it can only be SysAdmin Day

It is the balmy midsummer day when they grow wings, fly about in the hot sun, and get stuck to every kind of food and beverage. Yes, today is SysAdmin Day. Having spent the year cooped up in subterranean nests mindlessly following orders, sysadmins finally get their day in the sun. It all starts when the male and female …

  1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    BzzzzzzzzzzzZAT

    1. Nick Ryan Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Ah, the sound of an over-charged cattle prod on a summer's evening...

    2. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Ah.. a day of open windows, elevators running amok, carpet rolls is now "official". What a time to be an admin.

      We need a rite of passage for new admins. Something like kneeling before the BFOH, tapped on the shoulders by a cattle prod and the solemn " I dub thee admin, Arise sir geek".

      1. jake Silver badge

        Since when was ...

        ... an operator qualified to anoint a systems administrator? Operators don't even rate root access, for gawd/ess' sake!

        1. matthewdjb

          Re: Since when was ...

          Sure. That's what they want you to think.

  2. M7S
    Happy

    Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

    Is this signalling the return of the Moderatrix?

    (VERY long term reader reference)

    1. Marketing Hack Silver badge

      Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

      It's not so much that colonies of sysadmins have one queen, its just that only one of the sysadmins is female.

      https://www.tvfanatic.com/quotes/protect-the-queen-which-ones-the-queen-im-the-queen-n/

    2. Robert Moore
      Angel

      Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

      The beloved Moderatrix is responsible for creating my favourite initialism of all time. ODFO

      Oh

      Do

      F*ck

      Off

      For the youngsters out there.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

        Why do people think that using placeholders to mask letters somehow magically changes the word into something non-profane? We (TINW) know you meant fuck, so fucking type fuck. If some fucker can't handle it, they can fucking leave.

        Or we can let the fuckheads who pretend to be easily shocked take over.

        1. matthewdjb

          Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

          ODFO

          ;-)

        2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge
          Joke

          Re: using placeholders

          I think Jake needs a thesaurus.

          Icon: Nearest I could find to a J*ke Alert------------------------->

          1. jake Silver badge

            Re: using placeholders

            Are you suggesting I need terma helper? How very dare you!

    3. jake Silver badge

      Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

      9ish years is a VERY long time?

      Maybe in Internet years, I guess ... ::sighs::

      1. Gene Cash Silver badge

        Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

        Hey, I'm still sore over my loss of Schlock Mercenary.

    4. Snapper

      Re: Colonies of sysadmins have a single queen

      Ms Beehave?

  3. HildyJ Silver badge
    Devil

    Seeking sysadmins from other colonies to mate with

    Since when do sysadmins have the time to mate?

    1. DJV Silver badge

      Re: Seeking sysadmins from other colonies to mate with

      January 1st 2000 was probably the last time. All were at work (because the higher ups decreed it) and they were sitting around twiddling their thumbs wondering what to do with themselves. They'd already triple and quadruple checked all the fixes for the multitude of possible Y2K problems in the preceding months. So, after drinking all the beer and eating all the pizzas, their minds turned to fruitier things.

      All their offspring will turn 20 in a couple of months.

      1. Snapper

        Re: Seeking sysadmins from other colonies to mate with

        Egad!

      2. Rich 11 Silver badge

        Re: Seeking sysadmins from other colonies to mate with

        AllBoth their offspring will turn 20 in a couple of months.

        FTFY.

        The male:female ratio in our line of work could never have been considered equivalent. This somewhat reduces the opportunity for night-shift furtlings behind the racks.

  4. Youngone

    Searing midsummer heat?

    No, because it's the middle of winter.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Searing midsummer heat?

      You must live in the other gawd/ess-foresaken hemisphere.

  5. Denarius Silver badge
    Joke

    Sysadmins mate ?

    I thought they were mostly mutants

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