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Do you have a System Administrator who needs some loving? We've got a tip: Nominate him or her for SysAdmin of the Year. Perhaps you missed the chance on Sysadmin Day to send felicitous affection to your IT department — maybe that's why you're still running Windows ME. Fortunately, there's still an opportunity to make amends ( …

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Dead Vulture

US/Canada only!

Pah! There are good sys-admins in the rest of the world you know!

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RE: Simon Travalgia

Sure can, I'm sure he's already got the systems and papers to prove he's a citizen. Of Canada, because we suck here in the USA.

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Bronze badge

Maybe it's just me but those prizes are no good

I consider myself a pretty good system admin. Though I can't find a single thing on that prize list that looks even remotely interesting to me.

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Re: Simon Travalgia

He already won the "Network Professional of the Year". Back in '96 I think.

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Dead Vulture

nominate your sysadmin, sell your soul

"By entering the Contest, you... agree to allow Splunk and all sponsors to use your name and employer’s name in all the Contest promotional materials including, but not limited to, press releases and presentations...."

This in addition to agreeing to be spammed by Splunk.

Sounds great!

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Prizes

@Nate, you arn't using your imagination enough here - http://www.willitblend.com/

Oh yes....I would love to win some of those prizes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIrLypxV0sw

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RE: US/Canada - Let's get something going for UK & EMEA in 2008

I'll help run and host the site, I'll even be a judge ;-)

We'll just need some DECENT sponsorship and prizes to encourage entries etc.

Mega-corp, Vendors, ISVs - if you're llistening, dig deep and let's have some support for the rest of the world please!?

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Paris Hilton

Re: Simon Travalgia

Who the heck is Simon Travalgia (for the uneducated)

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Anonymous Coward

@Jamie

Please hand in your username and password as you leave.

(Wot no BOFH icon?)

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Dead Vulture

RE: Re: Simon Travalgia

http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ read and get educate. He is a legend in his own network

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Anonymous Coward

@Jamie

Heres how to start your education... www.google.com

it even corrects the spelling... Simon Travaglia = BOFH

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Anonymous Coward

RE: Re: Simon Travalgia

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/12/bofh_episode_35/

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Re: Simon Travalgia

Jamie, Simon is any sysadmin's god if you will...writter of the IT bible blog otherwise known as BOFH.

:)

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Re: BOFH

The BOFH is *the Reason* I first started reading El Reg. I too started out on the helldesk, and those stories were like a tonic for the weary soul...

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Anonymous Coward

I wrote a video game once

SysAdmins were a monster as you got to the heart of the game map they got really tough to kill BOFH would be one of those.

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