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DynDNS/TPF Auction Needs Your Help

posted by gnat on 2003.07.01 16:29   Printer-friendly
krellis writes "Thursday night at OSCON DynDNS and Onyx Neon are sponsoring an open-bar party with an auction to benefit The Perl Foundation - but we need your help to provide the items we will auction! Please contact to offer your items. We'll get everything we can signed by as many Perl luminaries as possible, so bring us your shirts, books, etc. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to The Perl Foundation."
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  • I am not putting myself up for auction [] again. I mean, how, like, degrading!
    • So, what can we not put you up for auction for this time? ;-)
      • So, what can we not put you up for auction for this time? ;-)

        Surely it's not up to him. You'll need to check with his current owners.

      • Hey, don't be resellin' the goods honey! :) I bought him fair and square and I expect he'll be busy until he gets CPANTS done...unless, of course, you really want to sell him to Uri :) I think there are enough perl guys to sell off before trying to auction Leon again.

  • I'm bringing two signed copies of Joshua Ortega's new hardcover novel ((FREQUENCIES)) [] for the auction (already talked to Tim Wilde about it).
    "In the tradition of 1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451, ((FREQUENCIES)) is a meditation on the place of the individual in a society increasingly equipped to infringe." -Seattle Weekly
    The great thing about multitasking is that several things can go wrong at once.
  • The copy of C# Essentials signed by the members of the Perl 6 Design Team who were present at YAPC seemed to sell quite well.

    ISTR that the combination of the unsigned book + an ORA t-shirt got more bids once we removed the book from the combination.
    • How well would a Leon, signed by the members of the Perl 6 Design Team who are present PLUS an ORA t-shirt, sell? I could throw in a state-of-Kansas Jell-O mold.

      Yeah, I couldn't sleep and stayed up watching late-night TV. How did you know?

    • Yeah, but I was the one who bought it. That won't necessarily work so well this time! :)
      • So, sign it yourself, get the rest of the Perl 6 Design team (well, those who are at OSCON) to sign it too, and donate it to the auction.
        • I can see it now. That "C# Essentials" book will become like fruit cake during the holidays: The same book will be sold over and over again, year after year. Maybe the buyer can immediately give it back each time and it can be sold several times in a single auction!


  • If you've got anything to drop off for the auction, bring it to room 844 in the Mariott - call or e-mail ahead to schedule a drop-off, if no one's at the room you can reach me on my cellular at 508-450-0729.