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No #SysAdminDayDinner for 2020 :-(

Posted by Bob Jonkman on July 26th, 2020

SysAdminDay

SysAdminDay

A sad thing has happened: Without all the regular meetings of the local tech groups that I belong to (KWLUG, KWNPSA, KWVoIP) the entire thought of a System Administrators Appreciation Day Dinner has completely slipped my mind.

Think Ahead (illustration of a sign with the word "Ahead" broken into two lines) Of course, with the Covid pandemic still raging world-wide, and Waterloo Region still in the process of restoring access to things like meeting halls and restaurants, we wouldn’t be meeting in-person for a SysAdmin Day Dinner anyway. And while a virtual, on-line meeting isn’t quite as much fun, my lack of thinking ahead has scuttled even that for this year.

System Administrator Appreciation Day is this Friday, 31 July 2020. For all SysAdmins, please know that you’re appreciated, even if we’re not going out to dinner this year.

–Bob.

 
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