This is my server. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My server is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My server, without me, is useless. Without my server, I am useless. I must admin my server correctly. I must know the manual pages better than my enemy who is trying to pwn me. I must type first before he types against me.
My server and myself know that what counts in this conflict is not the commands we type, the bots we set up, nor the daemons we configure. We know that it is the users that count. We will get them.
I will learn my server as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its documentation, its code, its inner workings. I will guard it against abuse as I guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my server clean and ready.
My server and myself are the defenders of our network. We are the masters of our enemy.
So be it, until victory is IRCNow's and there is no enemy, but peace!