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vFear and vLoathing in Las vEgas August 19, 2011

Posted by audiomatron in Uncategorized.
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What follows is something I’ve been kicking around in my head since I registered for VMworld this year. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but I’ve watched the movie, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” many times. This is my VMworld flavored twist on the opening scene from the movie. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll get it. If you haven’t seen the movie, you’ll likely think this is silly (probably silly anyway)..

vFear and vLoathing

We were somewhere around The Venetian, in the middle of the desert, when the cloud began to take hold… I remember saying something like, “I’m feeling a bit lightheaded, maybe you should type.” Suddenly there was a terrible roar of server fans all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like monster VMs, all vMotioning and svMotioning around the data center… and a voice was screaming, “Holy Jesus, what host are these things on?!” What? Nevermind, it’s your turn to type. No point in mentioning these monster VMs, I thought. Poor bastard will see them soon enough.

We had two bags of swag, two tablets, five high powered laptops, a saltshaker half full of screws, a whole galaxy of multicolored cables, flash drives, hard drives, and pens.. Also, a smartphone, a digital camera, a VPN client, and two dozen emails (tickets for parties). Not that we needed all of that for the conference, but once you get locked into a serious tech collection, the tendency is to push it as far as it will go.

The only thing that really worried me was the VPN client. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of a work project during VMworld, but I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon…

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