Pete Wright caught my attention a few years ago when he took the words right out of my mouth and today he comes back with the perfect manifesto. Good going, Pete. Between this guy and my new co-worker, I've decided to start learning Ruby. Yes, Ruby. To quote my co-worker, "MS stuff is what I do at work, but I gotta have something to do for fun. That's why I like PHP and Apache." I can't stand Apache, but I'm getting into Ruby these days. Expect more on that too. Expect .Net stuff not to go away, because that's what we do at work and I'm still cool with it and what-not. But, like my co-worker and Pete, I recognize the overwhelming, stinky, ever-rising pile of dung that is the MS way, and how it feeds into the greedy money-lined pockets of the very people with whom I've chosen to spar for the past 2 decades. I'm not into marketing, I'm not into the rich, and for goodness sake, I am into the passionate aspects of the career path I've chosen. So, I might as well have a little fun in the process, eh?