The Accidental Sysadmin



  • Hello ladies, gentlemen, and assorted honoured edge-case gendered individuals.

    We're relaunching WeBreakTech with a brand new idea: actual content! As part of our evil plans to write things people want to read, we've taken on a new columnist, Katherine Gorham, a.k.a. "The Accidental Sysadmin". Her first column is here: http://webreaktech.com/2016/10/03/the-accidental-sysadmin/

    I know that a lot of people on Mango Lassi are accidental sysadmins; folks who ended up in the role not because they sought out IT as a career, but because they "knew computers". Here's hoping Kat's writing helps those folks feel less alone.

    Cheers, and have a great week to everyone!



  • Thanks! I have already middle-moused the link 🙂



  • That was a nice article and describes a few guys I know!



  • Interesting. It seems like history is repeating itself again. When I was consulting, several customers had people that filled these type of rolls. Oh you know how to keyboard, you're now in charge of this new thing we bought.. called an AS400.



  • I don't get the joke.. No lizards were were harmed? Anyone care to explain?
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  • @stess It's just because she's hanging out on a switch. She's hanging out beign cute.

    Actually, she ended up claiming that switch as her "home" and turned the whole half rack into her territory. Because she is the dominant lizard and you will obey!


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