Novice sysadmins

Jason Hellenthal jhellenthal at dataix.net
Thu Dec 7 01:52:22 CST 2017


People die all the time in our profession. Loss of job due to major failure… self inflicted suicide or even homicide by disgruntled employee due to others negligent actions and laziness. It only amplifies and is less reported these days that in the dot.com boom era. But the higher the classification the more likely its to happen whether its someone else or the person that made the “huge mistake”.


But this thread is really out of line and can go on forever. I would encourage others to not reply as I will not as well.



> On Dec 6, 2017, at 19:39, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
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>> On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:51 PM, Stephen Satchell <list at satchell.net> wrote:
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>>> What professional engineers you mentioned do can kill people.  I have yet
>>> to hear of anyone dying from a sysadmin or netadmin screwing up. (Other
>>> than dropping something heavy onto someone, using a fork lift
>>> incompetently, or building an unsafe raised floor.).
>>> 
>>> 
> Military networks.  Aviation.  Hospitals.  SCADA.  The list goes on.
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> In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra
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