Merks Works was the campaign slogan my father used during his stint in politics in British Columbia quite some time back. Kind of catchy, eh? I thought I would revive it as part of my campaign for re-election to the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors, whom I see are still faceless despite friendly reminders that faces and names go particularly well together. Speaking of which, if you are a modeling committer and are still rendered as an Eclipse logo, I'm going to track you down with a camera if I have to! But I digress. I've heard rumors that there will be a full slate of candidates for the four committer representative positions. Won't that be exciting? Especially if we can incite a poisonous smear campaign rife with scandals, mud slinging, and name calling! Just kidding, I suspect it will be a staid affair with low voter turnout.
Being serious for a moment, I must say that I am honored to be nominated as top ambassador for the Eclipse Community Awards and of course I would be greatly honored by the privilege of representing the committers on the board of directors for another term. Hey! I wonder if there is a rule against ambassadors getting involved in politics? Oh no, Chris already did that and I must say he did both jobs particularly well! It also clear that that Jeff guy is going to be stiff competition, what with those cut children he's been posing with and all. Oh well, at least if I'm a big loser I'll feel better that I lost to someone like him! He's almost like a god to me. If I wasn't so self serving, I'd probably vote for him..
Speaking of popularity, I see Wayne running a BoF popularity contest and that Mega Modeling Mania is doing well. Of course the whole Eclipse community is very awesome, but I must say that the modeling sub-community is particularly awesome. I might be biased though, but I don't care. That's the way I see it. So if you are a speaker and you are coming to MMM night, ask one of the other "authors" to add your name to the list; I'll be on vacation, so I can't help for a while. Even if you just plan to attend, please append a comment. Let's blow Wayne's measurements off the scale and rock his world! Of course this is a most excellent chance to meet and greet, not to listen to the "authors" yap some more. It's going to be great of fun!
Alas, time is running short. My bags are packed for vacation and I'm ready to set sail tomorrow for two weeks of fun in the sun. So while Merks Works is my new campaign slogan, don't expect much of it for the next two weeks. And help people on the newsgroups! Oh gosh, I have this bad feeling I'm going to be reaching for a refresh button and find there isn't one nearby for the next few days. Oh well, I'll have to settle for refreshments then!
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