Quotes And Sayings About System Administrator Appreciation Day (July)

The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec. ~Marcus Dolengo

Jesus saves! The rest of us better make backups. ~Author Unknown

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up, there’s no law against whacking them around a little. ~Eric Porterfield

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won’t bother you for weeks. ~Author Unknown

Computers, huh? I’ve heard it all boils down to just a bunch of ones and zeroes…. I don’t know how that enables me to see naked women, but however it works, God bless you guys. ~From the television show King of Queens (may not be exact wording), spoken by the character Doug Heffernan

Writing the first 90 percent of a computer program takes 90 percent of the time. The remaining ten percent also takes 90 percent of the time and the final touches also take 90 percent of the time. ~N.J. Rubenking

It’s not a bug – it’s an undocumented feature. ~Author Unknown

Why did the sysadmin cross the road? To get coffee, why else would one be outside? ~Author Unknown

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We do not believe this to be a coincidence. ~Jeremy S. Anderson

Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software. ~Author Unknown

There is only one satisfying way to boot a computer. ~J.H. Goldfuss

There are three kinds of death in this world. There’s heart death, there’s brain death, and there’s being off the network. ~Guy Almes

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. ~Sydney J. Harris

Version 1 of any software is full of bugs. Version 2 fixes all the bugs and is great. Version 3 adds all the things users ask for, but hides all the great stuff in Version 2. ~Fred Blechman

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. ~Mitch Ratcliffe

Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked. ~Jeff Pesis

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into committees. That’ll do them in. ~Author Unknown

Truth is, I wouldn’t know a gigabyte from a snakebite. ~Dolly Parton

The attention span of a computer is only as long as its power cord. ~Author Unknown

If it draws blood, it’s hardware. ~Author Unknown

Don’t anthropomorphize computers – they hate it. ~Author Unknown

The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back. ~Author Unknown

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. ~John F. Kennedy

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. ~One of Murphy’s Laws of Technology

I haven’t lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere. ~Author Unknown

Programmer – an organism that turns coffee into software. ~Author Unknown

If a trainstation is where the train stops, what’s a workstation? ~Author Unknown

Back up my hard drive? How do I put it in reverse? ~Author Unknown

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! ~SysAdminDay.com

In God we trust, all others we virus scan. ~Author Unknown

If addiction is judged by how long a dumb animal will sit pressing a lever to get a ‘fix’ of something, to its own detriment, then I would conclude that netnews is far more addictive than cocaine. ~Rob Stampfli

User, n. The word computer professionals use when they mean “idiot.” ~Dave Barry

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. ~Edsger W. Dijkstra

Programming is like sex. One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. ~Michael Sinz

RAM disk is not an installation procedure. ~Author Unknown

Computers have lots of memory but no imagination. ~Author Unknown

Computers are like air conditioners. They work fine until you start opening windows. ~Author Unknown

To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer. ~Bill Vaughan, 1969 (Thanks, Garson O’Toole!)