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The Secret of the Hat

During the pandemic, I’ve started wearing a top hat to video conferences.

It is not just an ordinary hat, it is a high-tech magic hat.

It is my hat of invisibility, when I wear it USB cameras can see me, but mere mortals cannot.

In this manner people (including small children) and pets (including stuffed animals) don’t know that I am there and don’t interrupt me.

The problem comes in when I forget to take the hat off and go to the sofa in the family room to watch videos — no one can see me, so they sit on top of me and squish me.

And they are worried that I will forget and still be wearing it on my morning run — then the cars might squish me.

So they are going to tether my hat to the ceiling as a way to keep me safe.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals



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