Matt sells out?

Imagine my shock and horror when visiting Matt Lombard's blog this weekend to read he is not only hanging up his mean ass SW ranger hat but plastering
the den walls with gratuitous 'advertising'. and probably life-size portraits of the SW management team..ugh!
Matt has finally caved to financial pressure - or has he?. Who got to him?
Perhaps Matt enjoyed his overseas holiday more than he let on and is making sure he has one next year... Following the successful calling home of Mike Puckett Solidworks must have put out a wider message to other zombies to rise as well. I strongly suspect those innocent glowing phone home USB gadgets that were given out a while ago are the medium for this terror. They laughed about it at the time but its all come to pass. Beware the next step is universal blank screens and then implants of SW serial no.s.
Please if you have a loved one in your household who uses and cares about Solidworks more than they should chain them to something solid over the festive season. It may sound cruel and they will plead and whimper to be denied blog and modelling time but it is in the wider interests of humanity to defeat this poodle army.
Soon it will be only Jon and me left defending truth, justice beauty and (e)quality in the CAD world. Fear not no shrill shilling will trumpet from these threads however attractive the poison challis of commercialism.
Liberty or die!! Have a nice break this New Year folks. oh... and lets be careful out there!....
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what about good ol' bob z.? we all know bob z. has been pretty lame here lately, but don't count him out!
bob z.
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Mr z. We all recognise you to be the ultimate warrior in the fight against the machine. Please don't apologise for recent 'lameness'.
...such humility from a selfless hero.... the complete lack of 'I' in your character is a marvel and inspiration to us all. We all know you have battled and terminated more robotic IT staff on sunny Friday afternoons than anyone...
The SW zombies are prevalent but not pervasive First we take back Manhattan and then Berlin. We will need your support for the final assault on Concorde Stay in touch... Remember the code name for this operation is 'Barbie burner' Pity about Matt he was one of our best men...
later
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So Matt has put away his SWord and gone back to the plow. Not too surprised, really. Matt had hinted that he may be tired of fighting and wished to spend more time writing about how to actually do things in SW.
Will he fight no more forever? Who can tell; perhaps not even Matt knows. He has done much and owes us nothing.
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Friends I need to follow up this post here because Matt is not allowed to appear outside controlled environments let alone dash unaccompanied by marketing minders through dark alleys inhabited by anti-Barbie mutants and random stand-ups... This happens when you are taken but you need not fear for him He will be going to a better place one day.
Here is the remainder of a note dropped through the drain covers the mice were too proud to eat:
...I knew I was gonna take some heat for this, and with 3 votes cast and a 1.33 rating, well, thats what I deserve.......I assure you.. SolidWorks corp has nothing to do with my decision to run ads...
My heart breaks to read this... I do remember a time fairly recently when Matt had profound things to say about commercial blogs and what a scourge on the dignity of professionalism they were I am pretty sure too that such was his contempt for these low life floggers that he distinguished between real bloggers and commercial bloggers in his link lists. And now as we know he has been taken and bent and twisted horribly until there is no continuity left
At times of trouble and internationally shared sorrow like this woe-be-gotten incident - the loss of Matt to 'the far side' - a place where car salesmen rule and zombies are your only friends -we must remember our roots and the principals that made our profession great and noble. We can draw strength from the promise that 'yes we can' if only the bastards would get out of our way.. Here is a practical lesson to all free CADsters Stray into the comfort zone and there is no 'save as' Be vigilant always my fellows
PS I found this part of a note on the ground next to a violin case abandoned by buskers that were like wise too proud..
...I put out a tip jar and neil didnt put anything in it..
Now this is confusing because I did put a tip in the jar - it was a star - they are worth a lot in some parts of the SW galaxy I don't know why the counter didn't register it properly so I did it twice and the total came to 1.25 - work that one out - must be broken or something...
Anyway readers wishing to contribute to a memorial service for Matt are welcome to send their monies to me directly and I will see they are converted into stars ASAP. Flowers can be sent to Matt's house provided they are good surface models - Realview is appreciated
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I'm looking for practical, viable suggestions, and maybe identifying what you think the problems are. (insane rants will be removed) <snip>
Example of something that will get removed: My name is Jon or Cliff or Neil or any one of their aliases.
]-Matt Lombard-
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BTW each year about this time I try to generate a little early holiday spirit on the forums to offset the depression of using Solidworks for 11 months
I would like to wish everyone who comes here including all those people on my blocked senders list like brewertr a Happy and prosperous New Year despite themselves.
It can only get better for some folks with hungry mortgages and children and uncertain employment I know...
best regards Neil
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wrote:

Really, blocked senders list but you replied to my post pretty damn quick....Neil like a Banquer won't let truth get in the way of a good story....
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ah no sorry I am telling the truth I have been checking up today via Google Groups to see if Matt has replied to my teasing I cant actually see your posts in my news reader which is why I am replying to my own post here and above. cheers
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wrote:

I apologize, I didn't realize someone would filter people in their regular news reader then got to Google Groups to get around their filter to see the filtered posts and reply to them from there.....kind of defeats the purpose of filtering.
Tom
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