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!