I guess I'm here, at least physically. actually i'm not sure that makes sense on a email list. Watching a second round of layoffs. I'm glad I'm young and naïve enough not to be worried about whether I will lose my job. I feel like I should be more nervous than I am... everyone else seems to be. I can't decide if things really are that bad, or if people just need to watch less of the 24-hr news channels. Like right now I'm sitting in SKybox at O'Hare and blasting on Fox News is some talking head telling me how to keep my family safe from peanuts and crackers. Am I supposed to be afraid of bin Laden or Famous Amos? I also was always a text editor man. I did once use IntelliJ Idea when I was writing Java at a company with too much venture capital money, and I must admit I fell in love with it and developed much faster. But now I'm working with Informatica and webMethods and this stuff is so abstracted and graphical that I'm having serious semi-colon withdrawal symtpoms. Anyway... what was the question, again? -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.