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SysAdminDay2017-SocialMedia-Native.pngHappy SysAdmin Day! To celebrate we collected some your most humorous and downright ridiculous stories of tech tasks that are part of your day to day schedules but, we believe deserve more recognition and appreciation. Enjoy!
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SysAdmin Day is this Friday! If you have a story of a time when your technical skill and expertise saved the day comment here. You can also message us!

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Calling all System Administrators!!

We are excited for SysAdmin Day on July 28th! To celebrate, we are compiling the best SysAdmin stories from our community. We would love the opportunity to showcase your heroic tales of crazy problems you solved to keep the tech world going in our upcoming blog piece.  

Comment below or message us before Friday July 21st at 12pm PST to have your story included.
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by:Experts Exchange
Thanks! We are looking for stories from within the EE community!
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by:Brian Matis
Not sure if this really counts, because I wasn't the SysAdmin in this scenario; instead, I was the problematic user! But here goes: back when I was a student at CalPoly, we had access to the school's UNIX system for things like our email. I had taken the C and UNIX class, so I knew my way around the command line enough to do more than just use PINE to check my email. I also really liked the SETI @ Home project, so I got the UNIX version of the client and installed it on my account on the school's system and would just let it run.

I think maybe I had it going for a month and I have no idea what sort of resources it was taking up. I imagine it wasn't really all that bad, but eventually, a SysAdmin did shut it down and told me not to do that again...

I imagine college SysAdmins have to deal with a lot of shenanigans like that! :-D
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This development represents an important step forward in AI research, away from mastering tasks like voice,image recognition, and translation, and towards a more nuanced and collaborative AI that adopts a human-like method for decision-making.

Cool competition.  However, if I was capable at creating such AI, I wouldn't do it for $20,000.  I'd sell this AI to the highest bidder!

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-competition-asks-phd-students-to-create-advanced-ai-to-play-minecraft/?ftag=TRE684d531&bhid=27457961240876229835964102892079
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by:ModeIT
for the original? I find that almost hard to believe now.. I used to have a crap load of the maps. I wonder if I saved them along with the game CD. I should rip the CD on for a virtual drive so I can play without it and try to boot an old PC for the game maps..


never did play SC2 :/ it was laggy on my laptop of the time, though my current one should be fine, I wonder what I'd have to pay for a copy now a days
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  Yeah, BN is still very much alive.  http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/
I played the full campaigns of SC2.  It was satisfying to finally get the ending of the story.  I thought it was worth it.

You should still have the maps if you haven't wiped your OS or saved the map files on a USB thumb drive haha

CD on for a virtual drive
This.  SO MUCH.
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System Programming

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Kernel and system programming is the process of creating the software necessary for a computer or device to function and operate other programs. Some operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows) are proprietary, but others, such as the various Linux distributions, are open source.