Late in the afternoon, even a sysadmin gets tired. Bored, actually, but tired too. And it's not just in the afternoon, it's in the morning. And around lunchtime. And inbetween morning and lunchtime.
The thing about a sysadmin who gets tired is this: she does crazy things. She upgrades, she deletes, she fscks, she re-organizes filesystems. No directory is safe from her wrath, no configuration file too small to edit.
janeattempt to clean up the root dir
The problem with a reboot is that it takes longer than you want. So darned long, in fact, that it's usually considered a great idea to start the reboot, then take an hour lunch. The true sysadmin is always optimistic about the server's ability to start itself back up properly. It's that same, undying optimism that gives the sysadmin her sanity, her bright and cheery demeanor, and her intense and raging flurry of profanity when it doesn't actually boot sucessfully.
janecheck the server.
jane, bang the desk!
janeis not happy.
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That's when it's a good time to go home.
Sometimes Jane wishes she was more of a man.