and yes, that name leaves big shoes to fill, so let me follow up with
in my defense, though, in the last several years you could say that:
developers in the ruby and rails community (and some things have even rubbed off),
since my first in '08, with the oft-trumpeted battle cry what are we, barbarians?!?",
while we regale each other with tales of heroic deeds done in days gone by.
if you want to pair on some code, work a project, seek advice, or just drink some whiskey