from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system administrator.

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  • n. Systems administrator; a person whose job it is to maintain computer or network systems.


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  • Boing Boing's sysadmin is the tireless and brilliant Ken Snider, who keeps us running so smoothly that it's easy to forget just how much work he does.

    Boing Boing

  • Sysadmins get more off-hour phone-calls than surgeons; for that matter, a good sysadmin is better to have around than a surgeon.

    Boing Boing: July 23, 2006 - July 29, 2006 Archives

  • I refer to the two basic things- 'sysadmin'- where did you get this information?

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  • Only robots answer my email queries to Comcast, and the Well’s sysadmin is unable to get through to a real person via telephone.

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  • Call the sysadmin at ISLEnet and have him suspend the entire network.

    The Blue Nowhere

  • Root: In the Unix operating system the word refers to the sysadmin or other individual in charge of a computer or network.

    The Blue Nowhere

  • One of the most important things to a sysadmin is the ability to monitor her servers.

    Planet Perl

  • The kind of sysadmin that plays the network blindfolded and upside down like Stevie Ray Vaughn, makes ch, ch, changes faster than David Bowie, smashes hackers like Pete Townsend does with guitars, keeps the show going like Bill Graham, and does it all with Ringo's good humor.

    Boing Boing

  • Ok - this is going to make me look dumb, but it took me a bit to figure out what "sysadmin" was - - - but now I get it!

    20 Things I Learned As A Sysadmin

  • You're worse than a fourteen year old "sysadmin" on a gamer's forum.

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