Sysadmin Day

Photography, Black And White Photography, Andre

Today is Sysadmin Appreciation Day. Each last Friday of July.


Sysadmins are the guys making the IT world go round. They take care of the computers are up and running well. They are maintaining the (huge) networks inside and outside the companies. They are maintaining the internet backbone, the routers and other network stuff, the software components, and the hardware.

This memorial day was created in 2000 to say THANK YOU to all sysadmins. I used to be a sysadmin for most parts of my working life. Therefore it’s important for me to do so. In general, the sysadmins are not appreciated for their work. Instead, they are often considered as hindering the work with all their regulations. But, all the rules are necessary for having a healthy and well-running network.

In our tiny monochromia world, it’s Joe, who works much behind the scenes and makes sure, our guests get a high-quality and reliable experience. Thank you, Joe!

The other Thank You goes to the guys at Automattic for having brought the software and the platform to us.

Not mentioning, i.e. Tim Berners-Lee from CERN who invented the principles of WWW, and the other guys inventing UNIX and Linux, or those responsible for standardizing network protocols or bringing the internet to your end device either on your desk at home or company or in your hand.


More of my images can be seen on my own blog.

Hedgecock Barn Abstract

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Hedgecock Homestead Barn Abstract 1

The Hedgecock Homestead was built around 1900 and represents a typical mid-sized tobacco farm from the era.  This is an abstract from one of the many barns on the property. For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.


C. S.