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I taught myself a thing today

My job was created as a response to communication issues between two different school district departments.  Basically, the curriculum department and the tech department needed a translator and someone to manage the systems that were solely the responsibility of the curriculum people (read: programs that were purchased to be integrated without understanding the work load or taking into account the capacity of the tech department). I love my job.  I declared myself neutral territory and put up my own "flag" in my office.  I also get to learn about all the things.  Today, I learned about cron jobs. Automated jobs and/or scheduled tasks are not an unfamiliar concept for me.  However, Linux is not something I've spent a lot of time with.  I do have administrator access to the server where we house all that automation, but "break everything" wasn't on my to-do list for today.  Instead, I installed an Ubuntu 18.04.01 virtual machine to poke at.  Then I dug out