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[Comments] (12) </mystery>: Like the weather, politics is something that everybody complains about but nobody does anything about. I was no different in this regard, until recently, when I was given a chance to make a real difference. You see, I've purchased a share in a prototype weather control machine--no, wait. I've joined Wesley Clark's presidential campaign as a software architect. My goal is to build a large, resilient online community that can change the real world. I leave for Little Rock on Sunday and I come back when the campaign is over.

"That's real great, Leonard, about the future of your country and all," you say. "But what about your weblog?!?!" Well, I'm not going to go on hiatus the way Cam did (Cam is the one who recruited me, BTW), but I'll be too busy to post much. I may reinstate the guest weblog, just to keep you coming back for more. Having a guest weblog on your site for up to a year is a little weird, but I've never been deterred by the slightly weird.


Posted by Rachel at Wed Oct 29 2003 17:16

Wait... *is very confused*... are you really going to Arkansas for a WHOLE YEAR???

I don't know why I'm bothering, since obviously you just ignore my comments the way you ignore my emails, but I AM your little sister and I deserve to know these things!!!

Posted by Leonard at Wed Oct 29 2003 17:25

I'm sorry, Rachel; I've been busy and I always forget about answering mail sent to the Hiptop. A lame excuse, but that's all I have.

Yes, I'm going to Arkansas for (hopefully) a whole year. I'll be back occasionally to continue work at CollabNet, though, and I'll be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Posted by Aaron Swartz at Wed Oct 29 2003 22:49

Is this one of your rare serious posts?

Posted by Susie at Wed Oct 29 2003 23:15

Are you really going to ARKANSAS?

Posted by Jason at Thu Oct 30 2003 09:35

I'm really excited for you. Good luck.

Posted by Leonard at Thu Oct 30 2003 10:49

Yes, this is for real. I'm going to Arkansas. My going-away party is tonight. Aaah! It's all happening so fast.

Posted by Nick Moffitt at Thu Oct 30 2003 13:14

Ha ha Arkansas. Say hello to Craig McPherson!

Posted by Joe at Thu Oct 30 2003 20:56

hey hey...good luck with the new job

Posted by Jarno Virtanen at Fri Oct 31 2003 06:24

Hey, what's the big deal, like, isn't Arkansas in the same country and everything? ;-)

Good luck, anyway!

Posted by Frances Whitney at Fri Oct 31 2003 14:10

I think Arkansas really IS another country, isn't it? Mary Anne says get ready for culture shock.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at Sun Nov 02 2003 20:59

We welcome leonardr with open arms. He will be a valuable asset to the Clark campaign. We're very pleased to have his expertise and knowledge to help us make it the most open and exciting political campaign in history. Expect great things.

Posted by Nandini at Sun Nov 09 2003 06:00

extremely cool. good luck, leonard. congrats.

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