Victorinox bag

I posted a week or so ago on a new bag that I bought for travelling.

Well – a trip to BrainShare Barcelona was too much for it. The pull handle fell to pieces (sharp plastic, metal, springs all over the place) and the ballistic nylon in the day sack got punctured.

Happily everything was covered under warranty; also I got the back from REI who have the most awesome service. They took the old bag and instantly exchanged it for new.

I’ll post photos of the damage soon.

Heading back home

Well – BrainShare Barcelona is over for another year. I’m just now collating the feedback from this week. Overall a very very positive event.

I’m getting on a plane this morning to head back to Utah – Barcelona -> London Heathrow -> Chicago -> Salt Lake City.

It’s an early start (urg – up at 5am!) – but at least I’ll be back in Utah early evening.

I’ll post the final photos and keynote reports sometime early next week.

Barcelona #3

There is a distinct lack of an iron in the hotel.

There are dozens of Novell people with speaker shirts looking for an iron; the BrainShare event team had to ‘borrow’ one so that the shirts did not look crumpled.

The other funny is the difficulty of finding chewing gum.

I spent an hour with Alan Murray walking around the shopping centre next to the hotel looking for anywhere that sold gum. We spent nearly an hour hunting shops and a super market; finally we found a small news stand – and we bought up about 10 Euro of gum and mints. We looked like lunatics.

BrainShare Barcelona – day 2 – Tuesday 13th September

A busy day. I will post photos later today!



Up early for a final run through of the keynote. All went well – I co-presented with Alan Murray; we covered ZENworks 7, ZENworks 7 Linux Management and ZENworks 7 Asset Management. Everything worked well – and we were exactly within our time allocation.


More sessions this afternoon – TUT 217 – ZENworks Architecture overview and future, TUT 223 – Managing NLD with ZLM and finally TUT 317 – ZENworks Linux Management best practices.

(Session download information: User name: cb_novell, Password: n0ve11)

BrainShare Barcelona – day 1 – Monday 12th September

Day 1 of BrainShare – and it feels like day 5 already!

I arrived in Barcelona on Friday and spent the whole of Saturday training our EMEA Category Specialists and Consultants. That was fun. It was great to see some familiar faces again.

Today I was building the keynote demo for the Tuesday keynote – all of the usual fun.

I also presented my first session of the week – TUT 315 – ZENworks Patch Management best practices.

(Session download information: User name: cb_novell, Password: n0ve11)

I finally finished the evening rehearsing the keynote – late night again. I missed the ZENworks Community of Practice dinner – which was sad.