I just wanted to say thanks to Paul Wheaton, his bride Joycelyn, and all the staff that has put their time into making the certifications and scavenger hunts what they are.
I will be honest, at first I thought, "Okay, some people will like that", never expecting that I would find these to be a lot of fun. I am not competitive in the least, but the scavenger hunts and certification challenges have really encouraged me to try a few new things on here, like doing book reviews, adding media in triplet, etc. I have really learned a lot about how Permies works.
I also realized where I was deficient. For instance, I had 2500 posts, but less than 100 thread starters. It was obvious, I was replying to people, but not starting nearly enough thought provoking ideas to get other people thinking. Shame on me.
So thanks for making me a better permie and poster on this site.
We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove