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Forget planning your summer (or winter, for our friends South of the equator) holiday—it’s time to prepare for System Administrator Appreciation Day 2017! From blasting performance bottlenecks and slashing application downtime to defending against data loss and endlessly having to instruct end-users to “turn it off and on again,” systems administrators are the grease that keep the wheels of modern businesses turning day in and day out.

 

On that note, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so as one way to help celebrate this year’s holiday, coming up on July 28, we want you to get creative, witty, and downright funny in helping us caption 12 scenes in the context of life as a SysAdmin. It’s a SysAdmin Day “Caption This”!

 

Use this survey link to share your best SysAdmin captions for the included images by Friday, July 7, and we’ll give you 250 THWACK points

SolarWinds is developing an interactive network monitoring assessment tool that is intended to assist IT pros in assessing the state of their IT monitoring as compared to peers in their industry.  Your participation in this short survey will help us provide a better experience for users.

 

In exchange for your participation you will receive 500 THWACK points.

 

Thanks in advance for your participation!

Take Survey Now

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Today is THWACK’s 14th birthday! At least in human years—who knows how many internet years that is?

Regardless, we could not be more thrilled to be celebrating another year with all 130k+ members of the THWACK® community!

In honor of this milestone, we thought it would be fun to see how well you guys know THWACK in the form of a quiz, and of course, there will be prizes and THWACK points up for grabs.

To add to the excitement, all of the prizes are newly released THWACK store items!

 

What are your favorite THWACK memories? Tell us below!

 

How the quiz will work:

Use the hint resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions.

All questions are open starting June 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

You will have until June 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. to complete all 15 questions.

All winners will be drawn on on June 19th.

 

Prizes:

  • Correctly, answer questions 1-5 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win: A SolarWinds Lab Beaker (worth 6,000 THWACK Points)
  • Correctly answer questions 6-10 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win: A THWACK Hammock (worth 15,000 THWACK Points)
  • Correctly answer questions 11-15 and you’ll be entered for a chance to win: A THWACK Bluetooth speaker (worth 18,000 THWACK points)
  • Correctly answer all 15 questions and you’ll be entered for a chance to win to win: A THWACK Backpack with the new THWACK logo (worth 25,000 THWACK points)

 

*All prizes are being awarded in the form of points. If you are selected as a winner, you will receive the number of points needed to purchase the respective item from the store.

 

150 points will be awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 15 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 2,250 points for this quiz.

 

Good luck!

 

Prizes Winners
Group 1: SolarWinds Lab Beaker (worth 6,000  THWACK Points)

Complete questions 1-5 by June 18 to be entered to win

Group 2: A THWACK Hammock (worth 15,000 THWACK Points)

Complete questions 6-10 by June 18 to be entered to win

Group 3: A THWACK Bluetooth speaker (worth 18,000 THWACK points)

Complete questions 11-15 by June 18 to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 15 questions by June 18 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
A THWACK Backpack with the new THWACK logo (worth 25,000 THWACK points)!

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Hustlin’ to keep your network tight? Downtime puttin’ you in a funk? Well, it’s time to get your groove back. Go with the NetFlow and discover how you can put those nagging problems out of sight. This month, we’ll show you SolarWinds® advanced network monitoring and troubleshooting for on-premises, hybrid, and cloud services, so you can get all the performance your network needs.

 

We have to say it—it’s one super fly mission with some bad mama jama prizes. Let’s get started and let the good times roll.

 

JUNE MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: LOOT WEAR - Risky Business Bundle

 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 5, 2017.

Once a question has opened, it will remain open until July 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.

 

Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize:

 

Week 1 - Drawing on June 12:  Star Wars® Rebels TIE Fighter Headphones

Week 2 - Drawing on June 19: 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers, Supports RCA Output / Headphone Jack / MP3 / Mobile Phones Music Playback, Turquoise

Week 3 - Drawing on June 26: SoundSOUL® New Version Music Fountain Amplifier Dancing Water Speakers/Wi-Fi Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Water Speaker, Black

Week 4 - Drawing on July 3: YETI® set of 4 Yeti Rambler Lowball Insulated Stainless Steel Tumblers

Grand Prize - Drawing on July 3: LOOT WEAR - Risky Business Bundle


150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

 

***MISSION SHORTCUT***

 

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK points & enter to win a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition

 

The shortcut is simple:

1.   Download Bandwidth Analyzer Pack

2.    Upload a screenshot after install of the NetPath to your favorite band's website

3.    Earn 1,000 THWACK points per product & enter to win a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition

 

Mission shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia

 

Bandwidth Analyzer Pack

Comprehensive network bandwidth analysis and performance monitoring.

 

 

 

 

Weekly PrizesMon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Winners
Week 1: Star Wars Rebels TIE Fighter Headphones

Complete questions 1-5 by June 11 to be entered to win

Week 2: 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable with Built in Speakers

Complete questions 6-10 by June 18 to be entered to win

Week 3: SoundSOUL New Version Music Fountain Amplifier Dancing Water Speakers

Complete questions 11-15 by June 25 to be entered to win

Week 4: Set of 4 Yeti Rambler Lowball Insulated Stainless Steel Tumblers

Complete questions 16-20 by July 2 to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 20 questions by July 2 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
LOOTWEAR - Risky Business Bundle

 

Monthly Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia

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