TRANSPORT TO PARADISE LOST
Private Darkened Room (check!) Asian Take-out (check!) A Cup of Coffee (check!) Air Conditioner (check!) Cigarettes (check!) Nick Cave and/or Leonard Cohen (check!) Linux Tri-FPD Desktop System Tailored For a Coder's Paradise (...check!!)
I bask in the glow of...
MICROSOFT [insert weird test language name or product name]
[exclusive mac-only language name] for Mac
PERL 6: DOODLES AND SNICKERS
Btw, the glow of .NET is only observed in MonoDevelop, I dont kiss up to Microsoft in any way.
I am pro-free software. I mean free as in freedom as well as price. I release major projects under the GNU GPL3, and smaller stuff I do is either LGPL or public domain. Usually things like CSS styles and gists, scripts, etc are very often public domain. In fact, if I do not display any license that means it is public domain by default for me, which is why I am writing this here (as proof of such). ALL of my ideals in life are to help obtain a freer world or whatever (care free ya know).
I do not boast and do this in my 'spare time' and alternatively work for some evil corporation and have another alter-ego. I agree that there are MAJOR busts to doing this -- I am poor as f*ck, but I am happy. If I (and I could do it, assure you) did make major $$$$, I would have to trade in my conscience and a good night sleep, every night, for the rest of my life. I could go into this in detail but you are not reading anyway.... No I am not a weird vegan hippy.. I just like having a good clean spirit, and isn't being happy what we all want, well I got that :)... my kids are ugly as sin compared to yours, my job sucks compared to yours, etc, etc.... its all good!
 Q: how do I have the stuff from the first paragraph?? Answer: I've picked most of it off the side of the road, seriously, I live in a state where people have to make a day to throw out their big screen televisions (flat panel) because they got a bigger one (and the parking lot pics would make you cry, it makes me cry every time i see what I dont have room to take home, going RIGHT into the dumpster!!! sad pathetic world...)