Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

First, a little joke I found:

I was musing on similarities between Santa Claus and system administrators. Consider:

  • Santa is bearded, corpulent, and dresses funny.
  • When you ask Santa for something, the odds of receiving what you wanted are infinitesimal.
  • Santa seldom answers your mail.
  • When you ask Santa where he gets all the stuff he's got, he says, "Elves make it for me."
  • Santa doesn't care about your deadlines.
  • Your parents ascribed supernatural powers to Santa, but did all the work themselves.
  • Nobody knows who Santa has to answer to for his actions.
  • Santa laughs entirely too much.
  • Santa thinks nothing of breaking into your $HOME.
  • Only a lunatic says bad things about Santa in his presence.

Also, here's Admin's Night Before Christmas. Also, the 12 Days of Admin Christmas. There's a Unix Christmas Carol, too.

I hope you have a festive holiday, whichever it is that you celebrate, and stay safe during the ensuing weeks.