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'Tis the season to be jolly falalalalaa lala la loot!

by Community Manager ‎12-14-2018 03:01 PM - edited ‎12-19-2018 10:01 AM (5,229 Views)

@jdelio bells

@kiwi smells

@reaper laid an egg



@ploera next to her

@arsimon here to stay






Ok, that was horrible, but I wanted to shout out to the team for another great year of shenanigans.


The holiday period is upon us, and it’s time for another fun challenge! I promise this time we won’t do any poetry. We already had the Halloween haiku.


Instead, I’d like to see how creative the community can get with pictures! Have any of you decorated your desk or data center? Is there a nerdy Xmas/Yule tree or Menorah? Did someone install a dropping ball to inaugurate the new year? Anyone make festive confetti of the GDPR? Anyone? Or was that just me? :stuck_out_tongue: )


As per usual, there will be some sweet loot at the end for whoever is able to make us roll on the floor laughing or drop our jaws in awe. Plus they’ll have an eternal spot on the wall of fame.


We'll accept anything but here are a few ideas:


  • Ugliest sweater/scarf/apparel 
  • Happiest coworker (a little tipsy?)
  • Most tricked out firewall
  • Worst gift-wrapping (GDPR anyone? yes I have a bit of a fetish :p)



Stay frosty!



by MickBall
on ‎12-18-2018 02:07 AM

All together now.......


Oh Spanning Tree... Oh Spanning Tree...........



by Community Manager
on ‎12-20-2018 01:15 AM

Instructions unclear, @kiwi stuck in hat


kiwi stuck in hat.jpeg

by jdprovine
on ‎12-20-2018 06:25 AM

@reaper @MickBall

I can't even begin to come up with anything better that Mick, that looks like it took a long time

by fjwcash
on ‎12-20-2018 12:29 PM

Here's the Minecraft-esque version of a Christmas spanning tree ...switch-christmas-tree.jpg

on ‎12-20-2018 01:33 PM

I wonder if for Extra Credit if it could Still work and route traffic.. =)

by jdprovine
on ‎12-20-2018 02:03 PM



Are those PA's

by MickBall
on ‎12-20-2018 10:18 PM

That will never work..... 7/19 and 12/22 are actually in the wrong vlan.

by MickBall
on ‎12-21-2018 03:42 AM

Kin nailed it....


Thanks to Mum for the Santa...







by MickBall
on ‎12-21-2018 04:11 AM

Nativity 2018


I cannot take credit for this one but would like to share.


Amazon packaging included in the detail....







by Otakar.Klier
on ‎12-24-2018 04:43 PM

Had to do it when the wife wasnt looking...


by Community Manager
on ‎12-26-2018 05:34 AM

best sweater ever



by MickBall
‎12-26-2018 07:02 AM - edited ‎12-26-2018 07:13 AM

Ah my favourite... Obi Wan Direction, featuring Lady Jar Jar and a guest appearence from Taylor Sith...


wear it at chrismas you must...



on ‎12-31-2018 07:59 AM

Great one @Otakar.Klier, even is powered up..  solid. :)

by Community Manager
on ‎01-22-2019 06:25 AM

Time to wrap this up!


In first place,  @MickBall with the heartwarming little Santa he got from his mum! (extra points for exploiting our weak spot)

Second place goes to @Otakar.Klier for sneaking behind his wife's back to install security up in the tree! (also a favorite of ours ;) )


winner holiday competition


Both will be getting some stash from our lootcave!

by Otakar.Klier
on ‎01-22-2019 07:50 AM

Wow, there were a lot of great entires. I'm surprised no one mentioned the ornaments we have on our tree :).

by MickBall
on ‎01-22-2019 08:27 AM



Mentioned no, noticed, yes.


I immediately clocked a starry warry theme but overpowered by a hand drawn snow flake at centre stage.


Are they Dr Who Tardis lanterns or just similar....


My money was on you...   all of the above entries will be perhaps remembered for a week or so and then slowly fade into oblivion...  




Had your plan gone wrong then trust me when I say that firstly, you would never have been forgotten, and secondly, never ever forgiven, in fact I could guarantee that it would have been mentioned at least once every year until the end of time.


and for you Mr Klier, that may not have been very long...


.......  Happy New Year All  ......





by Otakar.Klier
on ‎01-22-2019 08:41 AM

Yeah we are a SciFi family. Those are Tardis lights, Weeping angel lights (dont blink), and various Star Wars. The ones that looks like bright lights are storm trooper helmets.


I wish all a healthy and properous year and for many more to come!

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