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May the Fourth be with you!

Level 15

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It has been proven that the force is strong in the THWACK community. Every day you guys take on the performance slowing empire and restore order to your IT galaxies. Your end-users owe you a great deal of gratitude for rescuing them from the clutches of server outages, sluggish network performance and elusive hackers. We solute you. May the Fourth be with you!

How are you going to celebrate today? Is anyone wearing their shirts from our 2015 contest (IT Is Your Destiny)?

We want to hear how you're celebrating! Leave a comment or share your May the Fourth pictures below!

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Well i started off the day answering wrong for the first time in months to the question of the day, and then i realized i will be working late.  Also my WSUS server that hosts my Patch manager is dead again, so i am in a troubleshooting mode trying to get past that.  That is how i will be spending the day, and no i will wear one of my 4 shirts when i go to the Gym later tonight. 

Level 13

hey wabbott​ if you send me one, i'll wear it..

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just saying...

Level 9

may the fo-revenge of the 5th.jpgCelebrate with your co-workers!  But please, be respectful of others opinions.

Level 14

May the Fourth be with you.  Greetings all around.

I am a casual Star Wars fan... so I dread days like this. ugh!

But speaking of shirts... I pulled this off last year!

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Level 15

If we had any shirts left I would! Those were by far the most popular SolarWinds shirts ever.

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Ah...but I did go to the dark side this year and bought a harley.

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you need a 5.25" single sided single density floppy in there...not a 3.5".

Level 10

Go back a bit further for the grandfather of the floppy, Floppy disk - Wikipedia

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This has three levels of appreciation:

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Level 16

Felize Cinco de Mayo todos!

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I love the fun we have around here. Thanks to everyone that posted, these pictures are great.

Level 12

Oh Carrie, how we miss you.

Level 12

Bah! You youngun's, you aren't old enough to remember paper tape, and wire storage!

Level 9

I need this every day!

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we could always go back to mag tape....9 track 800 Bpi

Back when sneakernet was the norm...oh wait, those operators probably wore business suits and lab-coats.

Level 14

good times!!!!

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I started here - yes that is a cassette tape recorder for storage.

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That is where I started too, well kind of.  My grandfather had that and I learned basic over one summer back before they 16k upgrades were available.  4k was all you would ever need and even 4k was not cheap in those days..  But I had actually mounted tapes and entered commands on an IBM 360 several years earlier at the ripe age of 10. 

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Thanks a lot, I REALLY appreciate the grandfather comment.

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Hey, I am a proud grandpa...number three arrives in August.

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Oh, I'm ok with it now - neither of my kids have kids yet, but I'd be ok with it. I was just commenting about your grandfather having the machine I started with when I was an adult already. (Guess it just hit a bit to close to home)

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well it was the 70's....

Sorry I missed the conversation yesterday but boy do I remember that computer tallyrich​.

I started programming on one of these in High School. You haven't lived until you played Star Trek or Football on one of these units:

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Then of course I went away to college and had to program Fortran 77 on these lovely things [even if it was only my freshman year]:

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Then folks wonder why Star Wars seemed so fantastic when it premiered, this was the technology even in the early 80's still in use.

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

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Level 14

Congrats!!!! Got four of my own....

Level 10

Besides being on the mainframe at the local university, and MAC and IBM PC at high school, and TRS-80 at friends, this what my fist home computer:

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I completely missed Star Wars day, as I was out of the office

I remember the days of loading games to my Tandy 64 via cassette tape.  Kids today and their load times have got nothing on us.

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This is one of my favorite shirts

Combining Chuys and Star Wars

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Level 9

For the true geeks out there

Level 9

Scary enough, I see all three of those levels! I think my geek meter just pegged. O_o

Level 7

The Vic-20 was my first PC as well.  With the cassette tape drive for storage.  "Good ole days" my butt!  As far as technology goes I'll take the current stuff over the older stuff in most if not all cases!  Of course, there is a bit of nostalgia when thinking back on those times but who would really want to go back to them?!?

"June the First be with you" just doesn't have that ring . . .

Unless we all really celebrated the beginning of summer.  We have no monopoly on beautiful weather, but summer is particularly nice here in Duluth, MN.

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https://www.outsideonline.com/1924981/why-duluth-best-town-america

Level 12

Of course not; today is the Glorious First of June.

Yes, this is a genuine commemorative event, amongst we naval historians.