Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
You don't get a degree in English to make money. You do it because you're a decent human being who enjoys what they're doing. [And, possibly, is just chronically allergic to thinking about future earnings in any reasonable way... which sometimes leads to Bad Things later, but... if you're lucky, you recover from that.]
Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?
Our school's rule was that the blade of your pocketknife had to be short enough to fit inside the palm of your hand. I have really big hands, and I carried a VERY large victorinox scout knife to school every day for years. I'm only 37 - this isn't ancient history, or anything. :)
Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board
As the sysadmin you should have a seat on the CAB. That's it.
You're the person doing implementation, and you're the person most suited to evaluate the technical impact of the changes that you're making.
If you were not a lone sysadmin, it would be your director or their delegate who ought to be on the board; as a standalone sysadmin, though, including you is the sane thing to do.
a test message....
not planning to use it for anything. i needed to see what all it would do before i wrote a sentence in my thesis. :)