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Sep 7 2009   9:42AM GMT

VMworld 2009: VMworld Party: Shout out to the lab guys

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

Well, this blog post is for all the lab guys who did such a sterling job under terrific pressure at last weeks VMworld. I kinda skipped the VMworld Party, and saved the indignities of Foreigner. Instead I joined Mornay Van Der Valt (VMware’s Technical Marketing Manager) and the lab guys for dinner and on to the Lab VMworld VIP Party. We had a good old (but off the record) ching-wag about some of the challenges they had experienced in the week. Nothing I can repeat here, but contray to popular myth the challenges they had nothing to do with running “vSphere on vSphere”. That was proved to be successful in Canne earlier this year…

Anyway, I had one of those “British” moments where I used turn of phrase that made them all crack-up laughing. I was saying how something “honks”. Anyway, in case you don’t know when something totally “honks” it means it totally stinks. I thought I do a google-wack to prove my definition is true – it took a while but here it is:


honk Noun. A bad smell. E.g.”It honks like shit in here, can I open a window?”

What I’m trying to work out is if it’s specifically an Northern-English term…. :-)

Anyway, after the dinner we went in search of the VIP lab party – we hung out in private area – and I got chatting to Adam Carter of Lefthand Networks/HP. For some odd reason there were rubber chickens everywhere. That put me in mind of that scene from Five Easy Piece’s where the Jack Nicolson asks the waitress to “hold the chicken between her knees…”

Here’s another video of one of the lab guys who had diner with that night. It was real good laugh. No marketing b*******t – just a bunch of guys swapping war-stories!

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