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It's a job title that has fallen out of fashion but system administrators are a vital part of making sure our applications and servers keep on working reliably. And today is the one day of the year when we acknowledge their efforts. It's SysAdmin Day.

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IT support teams often get inundated with requests from end-users to fix inane issues. These end-users often provide unhelpful or nonsensical information about the problems. Sometimes they get angry. At least these folks that do IT support can see the funny side. Here are a few stories from the Sysadmin subreddit that gave us a laugh this week.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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July 29 is the 17th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. Yes, that's today. It's a day to celebrate all the good work that your system administrator and their team has put in all year to keep the tech in your company running smoothly. The best way to say "thank you" is with a generous serving of pizza.