|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.
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
(sender name removed)
||[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.