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Duarte's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Duarte_pumpkin Halloween's a weird holiday. It's never been my favorite, but I did like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown as a kid, and I always did rather fancy orange and black (perhaps that's why I'm a Beavers fan). If it's Halloween, that means the folks at Duarte Design are once again showing off their Jack-O-Lanterns in their annual employee pumpkin carving contest. Checkout all these cool pumpkins.

Workshops: See you in March '09 in Silicon valley
Reboot_seminar In other news: There will be a more formal announcement soon with an official website, registration, etc., but I wanted to let you know that Nancy Duarte (CEO of Duarte design and author of the best-seller Slide:ology) and I will be co-delivering one-day long workshops March 17, 18 and 19. The name of the seminar series in Presentation Reboot. Details very soon, but for now please set aside one of those days to attend our day-long seminar in Santa Clara, California (Silicon Valley). If you live in Europe, Asia, South America, etc., now you have a good excuse to fly all the way to California for a little working/education holiday. After the workshop you can visit all the great places to see in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area (and if you are a nerd like me, you've got to visit the Apple Company Store in Cupertino for some fine swag.)

(Speaking of Halloween, checkout this photo I snapped on the streets of Osaka yesterday. A Japanese restaurant displays Halloween decorations on a black Christmas tree — now *that's* a remix.)



Do you ever plan on giving something like this in Europe?


Perhaps the Osaka business read Bradbury's "The Hallowe'en Tree" -- also on the confluence of the two traditions.


I know this is completely off topic:

Garr - if you're a "nerd" you are the sexiest nerd alive (especially if showing a photo like the one in this entry). Nerd in my register are always associated with 'not handsome', not well dressed etc. Perhaps you're a 'funky tech freak'?

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