yup, that's me, hiding under the covers. My normal state of being. I'm a software developer right? I talk to computers, not people. So when people tell me I need to network more, I'm like "I already network". I manage several mission-critical VPCs everyday. I setup my own private home network with ducktape and toothpicks (and the now sadly defunct kongac builds of dd-wrt). I network, I network hard. Still, when I think about "rock star" programmers, they all do these really weird things like write blogs and participate in communities. WTF is this stuff?