I've always love reading jwz stuff, and it's not because we both have the same first and last initials.

I think I still enjoy writing software, usually. But what I end up spending almost all of my time doing is sysadmin crap. I hate it. I have always hated it. Always. If you made a Venn diagram, there would be two non-overlapping circles, one of which was labeled, "Times when I am truly happy" and the other of which was labeled, "Times when I am logged in as root, holding a cable, or have the case open."


Posted by jzawodn at October 04, 2002 01:00 AM

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# Ask Bjoern Hansen said:

The challenge is to make as much of the sysadmin crap look like writing software! :-)

Sometimes sysadmin nonsense is nice because it can have more instant gratification than writing software. But I mostly agree. When I need to open the case or handle a screwdriver it's always bad news for my mood.

- ask

on October 4, 2002 05:15 AM
# Will Cox said:

I have a slightly similiar problem. The worst parts for my mood are debugging something that the developer should have before he gave it to me -- after which I find it very relaxing to open a case and swap out some RAM, remove a hard drive, maybe a CPU or two, and then return the system to the developer ;-)

on October 4, 2002 07:07 AM
# dws. said:

I enjoy sysadmin (can't explain why) unless it's on a Windows system. That seems like a total waste of my time because it never get's better.

on October 4, 2002 08:59 AM
# kasia said:

That's really a waste of anyone's time..

on October 4, 2002 05:34 PM
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