Sysadmin Day 2014: 8 ways to show your appreciation

Take a moment to show your appreciation for these professionals who spend most of the year doing wildly complicated things that almost no one notices or understands.
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Credit: A sysadmin at work. flickr/Iain Watson

Mark your calendar. July 25 is Sysadmin Day.

I've been a sysadmin for most of my career and can honestly say that very few of my sysadmin colleagues have been adequately appreciated. Looking back, I wish that I'd taken more time to thank them for all they taught me, for the times they saved my butt, for the times they let me shine and for the times they thanked me or complimented my work.

With that in mind, here are some suggestions for how you can celebrate the sysadmins in your life on their special day -- in ways they will truly appreciate.

[This slideshow was adapted from How (and why) to celebrate Sysadmin Day]

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