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The Olive Conspiracy [30 Jan 2006|11:44am]

I'm only taking the time to share this ridiculousness, The Olive Conspiracy, because someone took the time to mail us about it at work.

Dear Friend,

We have recently been made aware of a website, www.oliveconspiracy.com, claiming that California Ripe Olives are involved in a conspiracy to "undermine the American way of life." This is obviously the work of a crackpot and should be ignored. Please do not patronize www.oliveconspiracy.com, as it is a frivolous attempt at either humor or vandalism, and succeeds at neither. We're sure that www.oliveconspiracy.com will soon disappear and life will return to normal. Thanks for your cooperation.

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Worlds collide [30 Jan 2006|02:53pm]

Two of my worlds seem to be colliding in an unexpected way.

Via Planet Plone:

Ever listen to National Public Radio in the U.S. and hear the Romanian poet, Andrei Codrescu? For many, many years, he has provided a weekly commentary with an insightful angle on the world around us.

And thanks to Alan Runyan, this world-famous speaker is keynoting the Plone Symposium in New Orleans, March 8-10. Now how cool is that! The conference schedule itself was already packed with really valuable talks in the technical and business track.

Codrescu has also been a somewhat regular guest teacher at Naropa as part of their Summer Writing Program. I did not study with him in a small group but did attend his talks, and did answer him when he asked, "Where's the beer?" on the front porch of a friend's house.

I have no idea what he is going to say about Plone. I do know that he has some interesting things to say about the communist tracking of typewriters in Eastern Europe, which could be seen as a form of DRM.

Hm, was that at Bob's house? My memory is foggy.

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