Matt Mullenweg posted his side of the story regarding the Hot Nacho partnership and content placement on the WordPress.org domain.
The sad part is geeks need a vacation too. When I travel abroad I leave a phone number or two with a few close people who can monitor my world and let me know if anything really big happens that needs my immediate attention. That way I can have a small piece-of-mind and know if something big was going down, it would be pretty easy for people to reach me.
Matt, when you get back we should get some hot chocolate. I know just the place for a mini vacation of chocolate decadence.