Do you remember relaxing? I feel like at some point this past year and a half, I started relaxing by thinking about the way I used to relax. Can you relate? Sometimes I even think about what relaxing looks like in TV shows and movies to get inspiration. It’s rough all around.
One persistent visualization is sitting in bed on a Saturday morning with a crossword puzzle from a well-known newsletter spread before me, doing it in pen because mistakes are immaterial here. A cup of coffee is steaming somewhere nearby—I can almost smell it—and time means nothing.
This year, for SysAdmin Day, we’re trying to recreate that feeling with a little frivolity here on THWACK.
I’m sure you’ve seen, over the last several years, people like Charity Majors repping the five nines don’t matter if the users aren’t happy shirts. Experience > Uptime. But have you correlated it to yourself as well? I hadn’t until recently. So, listen here, friends. You’ve worked really hard, sometimes with recognition—and sometimes without. It’s time to recognize yourselves. Give yourself a break, a little freedom, breathing space, and snuggle up with your favorite beverage to complete this year’s THWACK SysAdmin Day Wordplay crossword puzzle.
Because we know lugging your monitor into your best snuggling location might be a wee bit difficult, and we both remember what happened last time when we wrote on the tablet with a pen by mistake, we’ve got a printable version! Print it off, fill it in, then come back here and type your answers below.
Take a little break. Your task list will (as unfortunate as it may be) be there when you’re done.
A day is hardly enough to bask in the glory of a job well done, and while SysAdmin Day itself falls at the end of the crossword puzzle play period (I see you, July 30, 2021), we will start wishing you a happy SysAdmin Day now. We wouldn't be here without you. No, really.
SYSADMIN DAY WORDPLAYComplete the crossword puzzle clues for a chance to win!
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 game.
- Answer 5 or more questions correctly for a chance to win: Goldbelly Gift Card
- Answer 10 or more questions correctly for a chance to win:Samsung External SSD
- Answer 15 or more questions correctly for a chance to win:A Sonos Sound Bar
- Answer all 20 questions correctly for a chance to win:A Skytech Gaming Computer