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Quotes for the Corporate Sys Admin

Every now and then my job gets so boring that I feel like a robot. Today was one of those days, so I decided I needed a laugh and went in search of funny quotes relevant to working as a corporate sys admin... Hopefully there's one or two new ones for readers.

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
-Robert Bloch
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
-Dennis Ritchie
Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule.
-Plant Manager, Delco Corporation
Some things Man was never meant to know. For everything else, there's Google.
-Unknown
To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.
-Unknown
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots...
-Rich Cook
I had a fortune cookie the other day and it said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'.
-Unknown
Failure is not an option - it comes bundled with Windows.
-R_A_Z_N
Who the hell is General Failure? And why is he trying to read my hard disk?
-Unknown
This week I mapped and gapped the requirements to consolidate everything into a program of work... to maximize synergy, capture and optimize our resource utilization. If any of that sounded like work, I'll do some more of it next week.
-Wally, From Dilbert
Have a great day :)

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