Anyone who’s worked in GIS with more than two people can tell you that one person is critical to keeping all this stuff working…. the system administrator. Today happens to be the 9th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day! The sys admin is normally the person you call when things go all kablewie, so you’re normally too freaked out to give him or her a pat on the shoulder in thanks. Take some time out today to find that person and give this a hearty thanks for their work. Remember, it takes all of a few minutes for an unhappy sys admin to make your life much less productive, as the good people of San Francisco recently found out.