They make your email work again. They fix your computer when it crashes. They politely answer technical questions they have heard 100 times before. And now there is an official holiday just for the technical people who make your life easier.
April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day (CWD) and is the only Internet holiday. A quick web search shows CWD started around 1993. CWD is traditionally celebrated as a fun day dedicated to appreciating people who work in the tech industry. Legend has it (and the internet has many legends) that the Cheese Weasel travels the world on April 3rd, leaving a bit of cheese under keyboards or mouse pads of good techie boys and girls.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate Cheese Weasel Day 2012:
- Arrange secretly for a slice of cheese to be placed under the mouse pad of a tech person you know and appreciate.
- Plan a Cheese Weasel Day party with all the trimmings. Melt fondue, make grilled cheese sandwiches, eat nachos, anything cheesy works.
- Do an Internet search for the Cheese Weasel Song and learn it so you can sing it at your own CWD celebration.
- Give your favorite tech person a Thank You shout out on Twitter using the hash tags #cheeseweaselday or #cwd