EDIT: The day is over, and we have shut down the bonus gigs system. Thanks to everyone who participated. We’ll be keeping SOTSS active for a while longer, so you can still tell all your friends about it!
Hello, fellow SysAdmins (and other assorted peons)!
Today is our day! Enjoy it. You earned it.
And to show our excitement and appreciation for all that you do, we’ve created a special kind of bonus for you. It’s a bit of a brain-teaser, and a bit of a retro homage to the bad old days of computing, when a remote terminal was a VT100, memory was measured in kilobytes, and your only hope of understanding a problem was a shelf full of manuals.
Welcome to the SpiderOak Time Stealing System.
Your goal is simple. SOTSS is broken, and you have to get it working. Buried inside the system is a program that will grant you an extra 5GB to your SpiderOak account. Run that program, and the 5GB is yours. That’s it. You’ll need to dig around to figure it out; there’s no manual and the online help is broken. Get creative.
Since this puzzle is for our SysAdmin friends, we’d rather you didn’t post your solutions.
Oh, and have fun. :)