I am a programmer pressed into sysadmin duties in a small office because
I'm the most technical person there. I can handle it because we don't
need anything too complex.
The problem is that I'm not always available. Trying to anticipate
situations where I don't have any access beyond a cell phone to talk to
someone at the office, I want to set up the system so that a novice can
look at the display and at least give me a few diagnostics and maybe
even click a button to restart a service if necessary. This would be