word up to Jef, aka thinking-out-loud. i got to work with Jef early in my career (when i was incompetent). he probably does not even know it, but he gave me advice on my very 1st side project (skincycle.com) to use ASP instead of JSP. that was the flex point that led me away from java web development, and ultimately helped me to jump into ASP.NET. next, when i use 'err, umm' in text ... i entirely stole that from him. also, he was the 1st person i met that did not watch TV, which i adopted too. finally, he is the 1st developer i met BB (before blogs) to start blogging AB (after blogs). Thanks Jef.
still waiting for another Jef(rem), who mentored me early on, to start blogging ...