I was supposed to post this yesterday but some friends pulled me away from my computer. April fools everyone! The post by Gareth on April 1st was a hoax, of course. We didn't really change the ranks to fruits and vegetables... TLLGCN is not being unbanned... Flat will not be reset... and you are all certainly allowed to wage war against me if you are so unintelligibly inclined.
Now for some real updates...
There is a new competition underway! The Spring into Doubles event pits teams of two against each other in a spring themed building contest. Full information can be found here on the thread; I suggest you read it as it will answer most of the questions that you might be otherwise inclined to ask me on IRC.
Some small updates to SMP: First of all, I never documented the changes to the Officer's Lounge that I made shortly after Hotfix #10. These are about a month old, but you can now buy Bottles o' Enchanting for 10 XP points a piece. Warlords can also change the weather to rain or shine for 2500 arc, and make it day or night for 10000 arc. As for a more recent addition, Patricians and Warlords can now use the new MaGic Chest Sort plugin to sort chests. Use /mgcs to find out more information about this.