Add SysAdmin day to Emacs Calendar

Gergely Polonkai
Oct 2, 2017 :: 09:37

I’m a SysAdmin since 1998. Maybe a bit earlier, if you count managing our home computer. This means SysAdmin Day is also celebrating me. However, my Emacs Calendar doesn’t show it for some reason.

The solution is pretty easy:

(add-to-list 'holiday-other-holidays '(holiday-float 7 5 -1 "SysAdmin Day") t)

Now invoke holidays-list for any year, choosing “Other” as the category, and there you go:

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Friday, July 28, 2017: SysAdmin Day
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Gergely Polonkai is a systems engineer of a telco company, and also a freelancer self- and software developer.

He is learning about different IT subjects since the late 1990s. These include web development, application building, systems engineering, IT security and many others. He also dug his nose deeply into free software, dealing with different types of Linux and its applications, while also writing and contributing to some open source projects.

On this site he is writing posts about different stuff he faces during work (oh my, yet another IT solutions blog), hoping they can help others with their job, or just to get along with their brand new netbook that shipped with Linux.

“I believe one can only achieve success if they follow their own instincts and listen to, but not bend under others’ opinions. If you change your course just because someone says so, you are following their instincts, not yours.”