“You’re in the groove; you’ve got all the right moves down so pat you don’t even think about doing them. The world […] fades away. There is the computer. There is you. There is nothing else. And this is good.”
A guide to asking smart questions when getting help from opensource projects.
As a software developer, I prefer to write code that runs on opensource platforms and in languages which are themselves open (eg, linux, php, perl, c, etc) and I can’t help but feel taken advantage of when coding in microsoft languages like VB. This article by Tim Bray does a good job of explaining why.