The end of the year is always so strange...

There's always this mantra of wanting to spend up certain pools of dollars so as to not pay taxes on it. At the same time, some purchases need to wait until Jan 1 in order for the money to be there. Always fun times.

Things are quiet for me at the moment. I'm in maintenance mode until next week when most of the facility is gone and I can go through and perform some much needed up upgrades. As such, I don't have much to share.

The only nugget I can give you is this: O'Reilly just started a Ruby focused blog, and I'm a contributor. Point your browser over to and check it OUT.