Automation: a digital world's best friend

While there are certain things that definitely should not be automated, other activities are simply silly to do by hand when there are ways to do it better, faster, and easier.

Every system administrator deals with repetition. There are certain tasks I do every day, over and over, mostly with little change. So like most of my compatriots, I’ve become adept at automating. Life is too short to sit there and do the same things over and over—mindless repetition is a mind-killer. Over the years, I’ve learned that automation is valuable in almost any application. And these days, I get extremely annoyed when I see things that aren’t easily automatable.

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