GCR NEWS & VIEWS - 31 July, 2014


Don Hughes
by Don Hughes

July 25, 2014 15th Annual
System Administrator Appreciation Day

I had completely forgotten about this important date until Jack Follman of iolo systems reminded me with the following e-mail:

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you've got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud -

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Wait... what exactly is SysAdmin Day? Oh, it's only the single greatest 24 hours on the planet... and pretty much the most important holiday of the year. It's also the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who, come rain or shine, prevent disasters, keep IT secure and put out tech fires left and right.

At this point, you may be thinking, "Great. I get it. My sysadmin is a rock star. But now what?" Glad you asked! Proper observation of SysAdmin Day includes (but is not limited to):

  • Cake & Ice cream
  • Pizza
  • Cards
  • Gifts
  • Words of gratitude
  • Custom t-shirts celebrating the epic greatness of your SysAdmin(s)
  • Balloons
  • Streamers
  • Confetti

In honor of this day, we are proud to award one FREE copy of iolo's™ new Version 14 of System Mechanic to the first person who can correctly tell us when the first System Administrator Appreciation Day was observed and by whom the day was recognized.

Please send your entry to: Publisher@GreatCanadianReviews.ca

Stay safe.

Sincerely, Donald Hughes,

24 August 2014
The winner of the free copy of iolo's™ System Mechanic ver 14 was:

Mr. Ken Atwood, Rolla MO, USA

System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD, is an annual event created by system administrator Ted Kekatos

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"Love your site...its informative.. and funny, your picture looks really good too."
Annette M., London

"...Enjoyed the news letter. You and Dave are doing a really nice job on it."
Dorothy, Mich.

"When I did some desktop publishing (oh, those were the days I had some time to myself!) I used the Serif products, so was pleased to see this last review....glad to see they are still around and on track ..... thanks!!!"
Marilyn A., Rolla, Missouri.

...we also enjoyed your web magazine (I guess that is what you call it!). It must take a lot of preparation, but it is worthwhile.
Jim & Elfriede R

Don, your site is a nice easy on the eyes with a no BS news page.
Mickey, Windsor, ON

Thought the news letter was very good.
Tom V, Whitby

Hey Don...Just read the Christmas review and it was great info! As I know, from personal experience, thieves are everywhere including the internet! It's nice to get the warnings and I hope people pay attention.
Keep up the great work!
Cyndie, Barrie, ON.

I like the new look of you and Dave's newsletter. Also the information is very helpful.
Dorothy, MI.

Hello Don,
I just saw the new site. It looks great.
All the best,
Colleen T

Thanks for the heads-up, Don. The site looks great and I look forward to frequently visiting it!
Dennis H

COOL Web Site
Annette M

Hi there Don!
Fascinating website! You must have spent days on this!
I liked the little moving red object!
Good luck with your reviews!
Joan G

Hi Don:
Good looking newsletter and I liked your article.
Murray A

Hey, Don, now I see you're a writer as well as a historian and a great computer guy.
FYI, I shop at Tuckey's too and have for years because of exactly what you say. Many thanks.

That was an excellent article. Keep up the good work.
Did you do this all by yourself or was there help from the new (kittens) office staff?
Fred D

Good Morning Don and Dave,
We enjoyed reading your articles in the new Great Canadian Reviews.
"Mom and Pop" service...that is why we have referred our friends and neighbours to you to repair and/or service their computers, because of the personal, friendly service you always give.
Judy and Armin G

Excellent article Don.
I really enjoyed it.
Dave Bates




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