The root of a plant that has brown, yellow, or red skin and white or yellow flesh and that is eaten as a vegetable. Also used to impersonate Christian when not at VMworld.

Commando Monday

a mythical practice for IT Pros working from home to be in various states of undress for their Monday morning team calls. This is why we no longer use Video Conferencing.

Server Hugger

A slang, sometimes derogatory, term for an individual or a business group who demands physical control over the server hardware, instead of the application. Server Huggers are often driven by the desire for flashy blue lights.


The feeling of waiting for something that it ultimately not going to have the outcome you wish it did. Like waiting for a new software release, especially if you’re not part of the beta program.