Archive for July 31st, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to August 2009 (07/31)

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of August

July 31 : 01 day to August

Did you know that August marks the culmination of tornado season in the United States?

The five-month period, beginning in March, sees the highest average number of twisters, although tornadoes can and do strike during any month of the year. While tornadoes occur anywhere worldwide, they are most prevalent in the United States and four times more likely to strike here than in Europe.

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We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of August! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(July 31) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Sysadmin Day

Friday, July 31st, 2009

07272007sys2.jpgSysadmin Day / System Administrator Appreciation Day

A sysadmin is a professional, who plans, worries, hacks, fixes, pushes, advocates, protects and creates good computer networks, to get you your data, to help you do work — to bring the potential of computing ever closer to reality.*

Let’s face it, System Administrators get no respect 364 days a year. This is the day that all fellow System Administrators across the globe, will be showered with expensive sports cars and large piles of cash in appreciation of their diligent work. But seriously, we are asking for a nice token gift and some public acknowledgement. It’s the least you could do*.

*source: System Administrator Appreciation Day

(July 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola

Friday, July 31st, 2009

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Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola (Catholic)
The patron saint of my childhood church*, “St. Iggy” was the founder of the “Society of Jesus,” the Catholic religious order know as the Jesuits.

*Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish, Hicksville, New York

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