There comes a time in some Redbrick members' careers when they begin to believe that they have the knowledge, patience, and strength of will to become a sysadmin. And if they're lucky/popular/tarty enough, they may become one.
This is when the fun begins. With root access, comes the inevitability of messing something up. And all admins mess something up in their careers. There is no exception to this rule. Examples include *cue cries of "Booooring..."* running 'killall' as root (popular one, this), and changing one of the server's hostnames by mistake, from "mother" to "-s" : ) Of course, it takes some admins longer then others to mess up, but it happens to everyone : )
Origionally from the Encyclopedia