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Jul
18
2011

ThinkGeek's 2011 SysAdmin Day Pageant: Call for Nominees!


Honor your those who keep you plugged in!

They're out there. Quietly (or not so quietly) keeping us connected. The Sysadmins. Brave men and women slogging daily though our convoluted web histories, routing the internets, connecting cables and keeping incriminating emails out of our bosses inboxes. They hold our hands when we panic and forget the basics, and if they're kind, they pass along some of their vast wisdom.

So to celebrate SysAdmin Day on July 29th we're holding a pageant to honor the inner beauty of these cable-slingers. Two extraordinary Sysadmins will win not only a boxload of shiny goodies, but the prestige of being named ThinkGeek's 2011 SysKing and SysQueen.

But you need to nominate them. Help us find our King and Queen of the datastreams!

  • Go to the Official Contest Page
  • Write a heart wrenching essay about the cableslinging hero or heroine who keeps that sweet data flowing.
  • Wait while we, along with Geekosystem and The Mary Sue pick a winner.

  • On July 28th at midnight EST the contest will officially end, and the winners will be announced shortly thereafter. (Please note: Entering automatically puts you in the running to win a $500 shopping spree, too! Though we recommend sharing that with your Sysadmin. They have ways of knowing what you're up to.)

    Good luck to our entrants, and remember to RTFM!

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Comments

meaningless icon! The contest page 404's.
Mithoviel said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice job, you fixed it very quickly.
Mithoviel said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanks Mithoviel, we try to be our best!
Raevyn W. said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Love the IT Crowd link re: forgetting the basics!
Supernova85 said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is it awesome or sad that I knew what the link would go to without even having to click it?
jramboz said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Definitely awesome, Jramboz.
Raevyn W. said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Looks Great! It's a shame Australia misses out. :(
Pandora77 said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! > Pandora77 > Looks Great! It's a shame Australia misses out. :( That sash would have been mine! MIINNNEE!~!! ;-;
glasnt said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Where do we put our sysadmin's info? When I wrote why I would nominate my sysadmin, I only put his first name, expecting a field to enter his name later... but there wasn't one. Whoops - did I miss it? :-S
Cosmic Avenger said this 1195 days ago.
meaningless icon! Cosmic Avenger, that's okay to only include his first name, especially if he's the private sort. If he wins the SysKing prize pack we'll be in touch with you to get his shipping info and such, so a first name will suffice for now.
CarrieGouldin said this 1194 days ago.

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