I wonder how sysadmins get their jobs. Especially those that have to
administrate UNIX and yet don't quite grasp UNIX. Or directories. Or shell
Then there are those UNIX sysadmins that love complexity. They write
inscrutable scripts that work most of the time yet still require a degree of
micromanagment usually reserved for taking care of babies. They relish in
foot high piles of network cables none of which are labeled.
What prompted this? A particular clueless UNIX sysadmin I have to work
with. The sysadmin in question is nice, but is not a UNIX
sysadmin and I want to vent a bit.
Sysadmins. Can't shoot them as I would end up with their job.
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