I just realized... Not only are people sending me emails out of the blue, but they are very interesting people at that! Danny is an English techie living in Northern Italy and has written chunks of more than few Java books I own. Cool!
By the way, I'm starting to form a theory about ExPats and blogging... ;-)
Okay, now that I've added searching, paging, breadcrumbs, and referrals to this blog, it looks like shit. I need to do some re-work and make this page a little cleaner, it's a mess. Man, and the code is hideous. 25k of the worst spaghetti code you've ever seen... oh well. Get it done. Refactor. Get it done.