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A day in the life of a SysAdmin

Here at PaperCut, Sysadmin Day is the most wonderful time of the year!

So we went that little extra mile to celebrate. We reached out to Todd Black, systems administrator for the University of Queensland.

Todd had a chat with us about a typical day in the life of a sysadmin, the wins and challenges of his job, and the most bizarre tasks he has come across during his tenure.

Saving paper during a Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea sees 500+ students and 100 faculty and staff set sail for a 100 day voyage of learning and discovery. It’s an exceptional experience in-which the syllabus is heavily based on the countries the students visit.

It will come as no surprise to you that they had rather unusual printing problems.

This is their story.