Hey Frank - Interesting stuff :) Frank wrote: > We've got some awfully high class people on this list, ranging from > novices to utterly advanced pros. I sure would like to know about your > own, personal work philosophy. Why do you do what you do? What's > important about that? What are the values that you reach for? How do you Personally, my job is the means to the end. I enjoy it to a certain degree, but I get up in the mornings simply because my job affords me other possibilities - the main one being evolt :) I actually talked to a couple other evolt members here in town tonite about this exact issue, and we all agreed that the job is basically what we get by with to do other things. It's an interesting thing for me personally, to be honest(and hopefully not to 'me me me'). I was 23 and 24 talking to thousands of people about various things(mostly oracle and linux), which was quite a reversal of roles for a lot of people i was talking to. Nine months into 25, I've sadly gotten away from that(hopefully to return someday) and slid into a job thats halfway challenging, but gives me the opportunity to do evolt stuff a good deal of the day. This has been a good thing for evolt overall, and something i've been willing to give up the lecture series for, but a bad thing professionally.. Hopefully in the future I can find a more sound balance between the two things I love doing - evolt and lectures. To answer you questions, I reach for enrichment of others.. I *LOVE* showing people in the IT industries the super cool things about open source and linux in particular and how it can help them. I also love telling people about evolt and the super cool things it can do for them.. > measure whether you've fulfilled them or not? Who are mentors or peers > for whom you have a great respect, and why? My personal mentors are a guy from netscape who most people have heard of and a medicine man who most people certainly heard of :) Hopefully thats not TMI for ya .djc.