Wisconsin VMUG Still Going Strong

Sorry folks for being out of the game for a bit. Last week got busy with flash floods in our data centers, projects going sideways, and the Wisconsin VMware User’s Group meeting on Friday. Some of you have commented on some of my posts and I want to get back to them with a response. Like a flash flood, though, I find myself being swept away in time by dozens of small fires that need extinguishing.

The VMUG was at The American Club in Kohler, WI. It’s the only five-star hotel in the Midwest, and it was really awesome that Fujitsu sponsored it. Even though it was 90° Fahrenheit outside the beer was cold. There was lots of news about the VI3 infrastructure upgrade and a lot of hate for the new licensing scheme. Plus I’m in love with the 2.2 pound Fujitsu Q2010. Hell yeah. The tablet notebooks look pretty cool, too, but I don’t have a good use for them (and they’re way more clunky than a pad of paper). Maybe if there was a theatre lighting design program for a tablet PC…

After the event my friend Derick and I decided to investigate the alcohol options at a five-star hotel. If you want to avoid some snobbiness from the 60+ year old wealthy dinner crowd[0] head for the basement, to The Winery Bar, and sit at the bar itself. The bartenders are great when you treat them like human beings, and the bar stocks just about any [good] alcohol you’d want to drink. If your bartender happens to be a guy named Brandon he knows a lot about whiskey, tequila, and mezcal. Oh, mezcal, how I adore you. I should have had more water. OMFG, my head.

Anyhow, I’m going to go play Civilization 4: Warlords for a while and try to purge my mind of work. 🙂

[0] Our major offenses were that I was wearing a ball cap (I always wear a ball cap), and Derick had shorts on. We were not the most underdressed in the room, but Derick did hear a “that man isn’t wearing long pants” remark whispered behind him. I hope when I’m that old I have so little to worry about.

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